Best Garden Supplies in Boston

2015 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Center

Brighton

Bursting with lush, varied greenery year round, this family-owned store is welcoming even to novice gardeners. A vast assortment of plants, from tiny succulents fit for city studios to large…Read More

2014 Best Garden Supplies

Niche Urban Garden Supply

Boston

Designed for the container gardener, this shop offers all the flora, planters, and know-how city dwellers need to get their patios blooming. And for fledgling green thumbs, Niche offers classes…Read More

2013 Best Garden Supplies

Allandale Farms

Brookline

Straddling the Brookline-Boston line, Allandale offers workshops for urban refugees, summer programs, even a farm stand. We particularly enjoy visiting the bucolic setting for the impressive supply of perennials, herbs,…Read More

2012 Best Garden Supplies

Winston Flowers & Garden

Newton

While Winston is best known for gorgeous cut flowers, the petal pusher also has an impressive garden store at its Newton location, where three greenhouses are bursting with hardy succulents,…Read More

2011 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Cambridge

Year after year, we appreciate Mahoney’s straightforward approach to gardening: Give us what we want (fertilizer, soil, a variety of hardy plants), and when summer sneaks up on us, we’re…Read More

2011 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Brighton

Year after year, we appreciate Mahoney’s straightforward approach to gardening: Give us what we want (fertilizer, soil, a variety of hardy plants), and when summer sneaks up on us, we’re…Read More

2008 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s

Brighton

A garden plot or even a tiny flowerbox can provide welcome relief from pocked and pitted urban landscapes, a sense of having borrowed a bit of paradise. The tradeoff is…Read More

2007 Best Garden Supplies

Winston Flowers & Garden

Newton

There are a lot more reasons to visit Winston than birthdays, Mother’s Day, and anniversaries. Beyond the profusion of cut flowers and potted greenery are all the accessories necessary to…Read More

2006 Best Garden Supplies

Winston Flowers & Garden

Newton

Yard work becomes a whole lot more like play time after a visit to Winston’s sprawling garden center, where three greenhouses shelter rows of ferns, ficus, and other hard-to-kill plants….Read More

2005 Best Garden Supplies

Winston Flowers and Garden

Newton

Even if you don’t have a garden, Winston’s supersized Newton lot is worth a visit. A stroll through the main shop and the verdant, two-acre complex of greenhouses and outdoor…Read More

2004 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Center

Cambridge

Here’s a new title for perennial champ Mahoney’s: “Garden store most likely to sell a Christmas tree to Ben Affleck.” The trove of plants, supplies, and tools is not only…Read More

2003 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Center

Cambridge

One visit to Mahoney’s and even urban gardeners will be hard-pressed to leave without a basket of bleeding heart, a container of lavender, or some climbing clematis. The garden center…Read More

2002 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Cambridge

In our search for the holy grail of garden centers, we were pleasantly tempted by the personalized attention and quaint urban setting of Ricky’s Flower Market in Somerville. But Mahoney’s…Read More

2001 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Centers

Cambridge

Need some inspiration to kickstart that rooftop garden you’ve always wanted? You’ll find it here. Part hardware store, part botanical garden, Mahoney’s has countless spades and shears, plus all the…Read More

2000 Best Garden Supplies

Masse Hardware Company

Cambridge

With its hardwood floors and terrestrial aromas of peat and pine, this Cambridge company feels more like an old-time Vermont general store than a busy urban garden and hardware center….Read More

1998 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Center

Winchester

Not only does Mahoney’s stock every hue of azalea and geranium God ever contemplated and many he didn’t, but the selection of hedges, annuals, bedding plants and potted palms is…Read More

1997 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Rocky Ledge

Winchester

We know there are locations throughout the region, but this one rules: peat moss, planters, pails, privet hedges, potting soil, pruning shears, peas (seeds), peonies, and porch furniture. For every…Read More

1995 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Center

Winchester

This longtime Boston area institution is justly famous for its vast selection of trees, plants, and gardening supplies. The original garden center, in Winchester, stocks everything from exotic specialty items…Read More

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