Reviewers Wanted!

We’re currently accepting applications from experienced gardeners in the USA and Canada to test out gardening products and write reviews.

You don’t need to be a professional writer or work in the garden/landscape industry – you just need to have the time and gardening space to give each product a fair and extensive trial to see how it works under typical conditions.

What’s In It For You

We’ll work with you to send free products your way based on your interests and ability to provide a fair trial of the item. If you write a published review, you keep the product. If not, you’ll need to send the item to another one of our reviewers at your expense.

Each review that’s published will include your name, photo, a brief bio, and a link to your website and/or social media account(s).

We have more than 100,000 visitors a month during the summer and our top review has been read over 500,000 times. That’s a lot of exposure for a good review!

Unfortunately, we cannot pay for reviews.

What You’ll Need To Do

We only publish reviews of items that you’ve thoroughly tested yourself. You’ll need to include photos (and videos, if you’re willing – it’s not required) of the product in use and detailed information about how you used it, how it worked, and what you did or did not like about it. I’ll make any necessary edits and send it back to you with questions or for your approval before publishing it.

We have a very detailed list of questions that we’ll ask you to answer as part of the review – most reviewers find that it’s a big help in guiding you through the process of testing the product and writing the review.

And, of course, if you have any questions, I’m always here for you.


Just fill out the Application Form below to tell us about yourself and why you’d like to write for the Gardening Products Review. If you appear to be a good fit, we will get in touch to set up an interview.

Please note that if you are selected as a finalist, you will have 1 month in which to write a review of a gardening product that you already own (following our Reviewer Guidelines). If it meets our rigorous quality standards, we’ll publish it and welcome you as a new reviewer!

Happy gardening,

Monica Hemingway
Editor, Gardening Products Review

Reviewer Application

Application form for potential Gardening Products Reviews reviewers.
  • We are only able to accept reviewers in the USA and Canada.
  • When we send out products, many of the shipment companies require a phone number for shipping purposes.
  • NOTE: A writing sample is required.Only applications that include a writing sample OR link to a published piece will be accepted.
  • If there is a website, blog, or other online location where we can see examples of your writing (e.g., a published article), please insert the URL below.
  • If you do not have an online location where we can see examples of your writing, please upload 1 or 2 Word documents or PDF files of something gardening-related that you've written. It does not need to be something that's been previously published.
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • This one is important!
    Why would you like to review gardening products for us? What experience do you have working with gardening products? Why should we choose you to write reviews for GPR? Convince us that you're a good fit!
  • Please let us know which of the following categories of products would be of greatest interest to you. Be sure that you're able to fully test these types of products.

    Choose no more than THREE (3) categories please!
  • We are not able to accept reviewers who are connected directly to any gardening products as this may unduly bias reviews.
  • We get a lot of spam submissions so we're asking this simple math question to screen out the bots. What's 7 + 6?