Shipping Policies

Shipping Policies

To most areas of the United States, we offer several shipping methods and rates. Please note the time stated reflects the time your order is en route, and does not include order processing time.

  • Live plant goods are processed, packed, and shipped at the proper planting time for your region.
  • Accessories and hard goods will be processed, packed and shipped within 7 to 10 days.
  • Please note that credit cards are billed at time of shipment.
  • Your order may arrive in separate boxes, and in this case all shipping charges will be applied at the time of shipment. This will not affect your total shipping charges.
  • There are no shipping and handling charges associated with the purchase of Gift Certificates.

Shipping Options

The following options may be presented to you upon checkout:

  • Standard Shipping (BestWay) - Wayside's BestWay is always your least expensive option and may take about 5-7 days en route after leaving our building.
  • Express Shipping - This option is a 2nd Day service, which means your plants get from our door to yours more quickly and spend less time sitting in mail trucks! Express shipping charges are in addition to standard shipping and handling charges. Please Note: Our express shipping option requires a physical address.

Shipping Charges

Please Note: Your credit card will be charged at the time of shipment.

Standard Shipping
BestWay to the US and Canada
package is en route 5-7 days after leaving our building
Merchandise Subtotal Shipping and Handling Charge
under $9.95 $6.95
from $9.95 to $24.94 $9.95
from $24.95 to $39.94 $11.95
from $39.95 to $49.94 $13.95
from $49.95 to $69.94 $15.95
from $69.95 to $84.94 $17.95
from $84.95 to $99.94 $19.95
from $99.95 to $124.94 $23.95

from $124.95 to $149.94

$27.95

$149.95 and over

19% of merchandise subtotal

Express Shipping
2-Day & Overnight Service
Wayside Gardens is pleased to offer this expedited service for all customers. Please note: Express shipping charges are subject to change, are per delivery address, and are in addition to standard shipping and handling charges.
Express Option Express Charge
2-Day add $11.95
Overnight add $19.95
Garden Fresh Express
Garden Fresh Express Annual plants marked as Garden Fresh Express (symbol shown at right) receive Express Shipping at no extra charge, so that your plants arrive in peak condition and ready to plant. Standard delivery rates apply &emdash; see Standard Shipping and Handling Chart above. Select the 'Ground' shipping option in your cart and the qualifying plants will be automatically upgraded when your order ships.

Fall 2015 Shipping Schedule
Zone Earliest Ship Date
1-4 August 31
5 September 7
6 September 14
7-13 September 21
Accessories and hard goods will be processed, packed and shipped promptly.

• Actual ship dates vary with weather conditions including temperatures, in your area and ours.
• Some products may be shipped separately due to timing or special handling requirements.
• Drop ship items are shipped directly from our suppliers. Extra time may be required for delivery.

Alaska and Hawaii

For shipments to Alaska and Hawaii, an additional $20.00 air freight surcharge per order will be added to the above charges.

We presently cannot accept orders for shipment of live plant goods outside of the 48 Contiguous United States and Alaska. Be sure to read the shipping restrictions that may apply to these states and territories.

Restrictions & Quarantines

Restrictions and Quarantines
inside the 48 Contiguous United States

Due to state quarantines, we may be unable to ship certain varieties of plant and bulb material to some states. These restrictions are issued by individual State Agricultural Departments and not by Wayside. Individual state quarantines and restrictions are noted in the product description for each product, where applicable.

To make your browsing experience more enjoyable, please log in or enter your US postal zip code into our Zip-to-Zone calculator before browsing our site for plant and bulb material. This enables us to flag restricted items in your shopping cart so that you know immediately that this item will not be available to ship to you and you may wish to make another selection.

If you have chosen not to log in or utilize our Zip-to-Zone feature, restricted items will be noted and removed from your order during the checkout process.

Restrictions and Quarantines
outside the 48 Contiguous United States

Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee successful results of plant and bulb material shipped outside of the 48 Contiguous States. Some items may be shipped "at your own risk", meaning that your purchases will not be covered by our guarantee, though experienced gardeners may still have successful results.

At this time we cannot ship live plant material outside the areas specifically stated below due to national and international agricultural restrictions. These general restrictions are not noted in the individual product descriptions. If you are placing an order to be shipped to an address outside of the 48 Contiguous US, please read the following or call our 1-800-845-1124 for more details:

  • We can ship bulbs and plants to Alaska at your own risk.
  • We can ship bulbs but not plants to Hawaii at your own risk.
  • We are unable to ship live plant material and supplies to Canada at this time.
  • We are unable to ship to APO & FPO addresses.

If you have items in your cart that cannot be sent to your shipping address, these items will be noted and removed from your order during the checkout process.

Please note: All orders must be shipped by air to Alaska and Hawaii. An additional charge for air freight will apply.