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Flowers are undoubtedly a magical device: they heal, apologize, congratulate, decorate, and are generally a good-looking acquirable object. If you're shopping for a bouquet on the run, planning a garden party, or simply want to marvel at natural beauty, stop by these 13 floral destinations for all the peonies, orchids, and DIY terrariums your heart desires.


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1. Nellie's Wildflowers

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72 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 625-9453
Nestled in the outskirts of Davis Square, Nellie's is a neighborhood florist in the truest sense (you may even almost miss it). Fresh cut flowers sit alongside pre-made arrangements that can be further customized. Yelpers cite reasonable prices and same-day delivery as added bonuses.

2. Ricky's Flower Market

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238 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 628-7569
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Those looking to exercise their green thumb should skip Home Depot and visit Ricky's for everything from the soil and pots to seeds and vegetable starts. Indoor tropical plants are also available—cacti, succulents, air plants—as well as Christmas trees come cooler weather.

3. Bow Street Flowers

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108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 492-0080
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This "artisan approach to floral design" is owned by Shelley White, a California transplant who brings in top-quality flowers from near and far. Also, the store has a few mascots—some bunnies!

4. Brattle Square Florist

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31 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-9839
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Walk into Brattle and you'll be engulfed in flowers from every angle. Brick covered walls and wooden beams above give a homey look to the family-run business in a crazy convenient location.

5. Petali Flowers

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92 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-3600
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Another Harvard Square gem, Petali is a master of lush and modern floral arrangements with unique pots and planters. The gorgeous designs tend to veer toward the pricey side, making them great special occasion flowers.

6. Restoration Hardware

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234 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 239-7202
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Part of last year's blockbuster renovation to the New England Museum of Natural History is the Orly Kohn fresh floral boutique within Restoration Hardware. Designs range from centerpiece displays to beds of woodsy, succulent-adorned greenery.

7. Winston Flowers

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131 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(800) 457-4901
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A local staple, Winston Flowers is where to go for high end floral design in Boston. This full-service shop comes at a premium price, but with a client roster spanning the ICA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Louis, Chanel, and every Boston sports team you know you're in good company here.

8. West Elm

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160 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9500
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We adore West Elm's garden center because it allows for low-maintenance greenery in our tiny apartments—and it's DIY! Design your own terrarium and buy all the accessories to match both indoors and outdoors.

9. The Vintage Garden

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59 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 265-3689
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On a well-traveled block of Dartmouth Street, The Vintage Garden brightens up the bricks and brownstone with a colorful mix of flowers and garden accessories.

10. Niche Urban Garden Supply

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619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 753-4294
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A green thumb is not necessary to enjoy this petite garden shop (but it definitely helps, and they'll gladly lend a hand teaching you). The South End shop serves apartment inhabitants well with easy-to-maintain succulents and window box blooms, including veggie seeds. On occasion, Niche hosts workshops to tackle topics like terrarium making and centerpiece arrangements.

11. Table & Tulip

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461 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 262-3100
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This Best of Boston winner not only has a strong wedding business, but is also skilled in bouquets and terrariums. Not in the South End? Catch their in-store boutique at Portobello Road in Chestnut Hill.

12. Marc Hall Objekt

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531 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-6236
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Marc Hall is known for his party-ready designs, subsequently opening a Objekt gallery at SoWa. Along with botanicals, find hand-picked objects (new, reclaimed, and antique) from around the world including tabletop accessories and floral vessels. Rent the space or his adjacent atelier for parties and workshops.

13. Lotus Designs Flower Shop

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977 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
(617) 262-7031
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People love this spot and it's ability to translate each customers needs into colorful arrangements, whether for weekly deliveries, walk-in service, or painstakingly planned special events. Its specialities include orchids, fresh cut flowers, and dish gardens.

1. Nellie's Wildflowers

72 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Nestled in the outskirts of Davis Square, Nellie's is a neighborhood florist in the truest sense (you may even almost miss it). Fresh cut flowers sit alongside pre-made arrangements that can be further customized. Yelpers cite reasonable prices and same-day delivery as added bonuses.
72 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Ricky's Flower Market

238 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Those looking to exercise their green thumb should skip Home Depot and visit Ricky's for everything from the soil and pots to seeds and vegetable starts. Indoor tropical plants are also available—cacti, succulents, air plants—as well as Christmas trees come cooler weather.
238 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

3. Bow Street Flowers

108 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143
This "artisan approach to floral design" is owned by Shelley White, a California transplant who brings in top-quality flowers from near and far. Also, the store has a few mascots—some bunnies!
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143

4. Brattle Square Florist

31 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Walk into Brattle and you'll be engulfed in flowers from every angle. Brick covered walls and wooden beams above give a homey look to the family-run business in a crazy convenient location.
31 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

5. Petali Flowers

92 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Another Harvard Square gem, Petali is a master of lush and modern floral arrangements with unique pots and planters. The gorgeous designs tend to veer toward the pricey side, making them great special occasion flowers.
92 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. Restoration Hardware

234 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
Part of last year's blockbuster renovation to the New England Museum of Natural History is the Orly Kohn fresh floral boutique within Restoration Hardware. Designs range from centerpiece displays to beds of woodsy, succulent-adorned greenery.
234 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. Winston Flowers

131 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
A local staple, Winston Flowers is where to go for high end floral design in Boston. This full-service shop comes at a premium price, but with a client roster spanning the ICA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Louis, Chanel, and every Boston sports team you know you're in good company here.
131 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

8. West Elm

160 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
We adore West Elm's garden center because it allows for low-maintenance greenery in our tiny apartments—and it's DIY! Design your own terrarium and buy all the accessories to match both indoors and outdoors.
160 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

9. The Vintage Garden

59 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
On a well-traveled block of Dartmouth Street, The Vintage Garden brightens up the bricks and brownstone with a colorful mix of flowers and garden accessories.
59 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

10. Niche Urban Garden Supply

619 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
A green thumb is not necessary to enjoy this petite garden shop (but it definitely helps, and they'll gladly lend a hand teaching you). The South End shop serves apartment inhabitants well with easy-to-maintain succulents and window box blooms, including veggie seeds. On occasion, Niche hosts workshops to tackle topics like terrarium making and centerpiece arrangements.
619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

11. Table & Tulip

461 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
This Best of Boston winner not only has a strong wedding business, but is also skilled in bouquets and terrariums. Not in the South End? Catch their in-store boutique at Portobello Road in Chestnut Hill.
461 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

12. Marc Hall Objekt

531 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Marc Hall is known for his party-ready designs, subsequently opening a Objekt gallery at SoWa. Along with botanicals, find hand-picked objects (new, reclaimed, and antique) from around the world including tabletop accessories and floral vessels. Rent the space or his adjacent atelier for parties and workshops.
531 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

13. Lotus Designs Flower Shop

977 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120
People love this spot and it's ability to translate each customers needs into colorful arrangements, whether for weekly deliveries, walk-in service, or painstakingly planned special events. Its specialities include orchids, fresh cut flowers, and dish gardens.
977 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120