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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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Ricky's Flower Market

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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.

Bow Street Flowers

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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!

Brattle Square Florist

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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.

Petali Flowers

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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.

Restoration Hardware

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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.

Winston Flowers

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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.

West Elm

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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.

Niche Urban Garden Supply

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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.

Marc Hall Objekt

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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.

Lotus Designs Flower Shop

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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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Ricky's Flower Market

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.

Bow Street Flowers

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!

Brattle Square Florist

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.

Petali Flowers

Another Harvard gem, Petali is a master of lush and modern floral arrangements with unique pots and planters. Great special occasion flowers.

Restoration Hardware

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.

Winston Flowers

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.

West Elm

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.

Niche Urban Garden Supply

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.

Marc Hall Objekt

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.

Lotus Designs Flower Shop

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.