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Flowers are undoubtedly a magical device: they heal, apologize, congratulate, decorate, and are generally a good-looking acquirable object. Greater Boston has its fair share of skilled floral designers—even ones that don't work from a storefront, like Newburyport-based Petal, Union Square-headquartered Foret, and Boston's own Pollen and Wild Folk Studio. If you're shopping for blooms on the run or simply want to marvel at natural beauty, stop by these 10 flower destinations for all the peonies, orchids, and DIY terrariums your heart desires.


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1. 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 pot to seeds and vegetable starts. Indoor tropical plants are also available—cacti, succulents, air plants—as well as Christmas trees.

2. 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!

3. 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. Fashion illustrator Katie Rodgers of Paperfashion is a fan.

4. Petali Flowers

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92 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-3600
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Another Harvard gem, Petali is a master of lush and modern floral arrangements with unique pots and planters. Great special occasion flowers.

5. Restoration Hardware

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234 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 239-7202
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Part of this blockbuster renovation to the New England Museum of Natural History is a basement-level fresh floral boutique within Restoration Hardware. All that gigantic neutral-colored furniture seriously needs some color to spice it up.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Niche Urban Garden Supply

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619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 753-4294
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This newly opened garden boutique caters to city living, keeping roofdeck patios, minuscule courtyards, and shady corners in mind. They can work on window box arrangements and sell the seeds necessary for that urban herb garden you dream of.

9. 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 floral designs, so when he opened his Objekt gallery last fall people flocked there. Along with botanicals, find hand-picked objects (new, reclaimed, and antique) from around the world. Rent the space or his adjacent atelier for parties and workshops.

10. 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.

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1. 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 pot to seeds and vegetable starts. Indoor tropical plants are also available—cacti, succulents, air plants—as well as Christmas trees.
238 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

2. 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

3. 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. Fashion illustrator Katie Rodgers of Paperfashion is a fan.
31 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Petali Flowers

92 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Another Harvard gem, Petali is a master of lush and modern floral arrangements with unique pots and planters. Great special occasion flowers.
92 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

5. Restoration Hardware

234 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
Part of this blockbuster renovation to the New England Museum of Natural History is a basement-level fresh floral boutique within Restoration Hardware. All that gigantic neutral-colored furniture seriously needs some color to spice it up.
234 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. 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

7. 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

8. Niche Urban Garden Supply

619 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
This newly opened garden boutique caters to city living, keeping roofdeck patios, minuscule courtyards, and shady corners in mind. They can work on window box arrangements and sell the seeds necessary for that urban herb garden you dream of.
619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

9. Marc Hall Objekt

531 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Marc Hall is known for his party-ready floral designs, so when he opened his Objekt gallery last fall people flocked there. Along with botanicals, find hand-picked objects (new, reclaimed, and antique) from around the world. Rent the space or his adjacent atelier for parties and workshops.
531 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

10. 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