For Horticultural Companies
The Gardening Conference
Selling to Home Gardeners


We hope you'll join us at a conference soon!

Welcome to the Direct Gardening Association website. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend a warm greeting to all of you. The DGA, formerly the Mailorder Gardening Association (MGA), is a member organization that consists of companies that sell live and hard goods via catalog or online. The ultimate goal of the DGA is to assist it’s members with ways to market and adequately provide the finest gardening products, information, and service to the consumer.

The organization meets twice annually to discuss and implement ways to make mailorder shopping for garden products the best choice for consumers. Through our meetings, DGA helps build strength, synergy and success for our industry. With member companies deeply rooted in the direct-to-consumer gardening industry, networking is one of our greatest benefits we have to offer. Don’t take my word for it; take a moment to reach out to a fellow member today in the membership directory or at one of our upcoming annual events.

Let’s start growing together!

Greg Key
DGA President

Plant a Pollinator Garden

Join the Challenge!

Million Pollinator Garden ChallengeDirect Gardening Association is proud to be part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. More than 25 organizations have formed the National Pollinator Garden Network, a coalition with a goal of getting 1 million Americans to plant a pollinator friendly garden, raised bed, container or window box.

Every little bit helps!

Bee one of a million who cares about the plight of our pollinators.

Follow our challenge at #polliNATION


Meet with the leaders of other horticultural and agricultural companies and build your contacts.


Each conference highlights a number of speakers who are industry experts. Learn from the best.


DGA members are often willing to share their experience and stories and readily exchange ideas.

ask the experts

Take advantage of DGA’s Coaches League & “Ask the “Experts” sessions while you’re at conference.