Spring is in the air! Here at Boston Moms, we love a good flower farm. There’s something dreamy and nostalgic about roving through rows of blooms searching for the best ones to take home. Whether you are an avid gardener with a green thumb or a budding novice hoping to expand your knowledge and expertise, we have a destination flower center for you!
Salt Box Nursery is techy-forward with its active garden blog filled with garden tips, news, and information. They also have an app that you can use to send photos of your flowers or gardens with questions, and nursery staff will reply with assistance. The app also provides updates on what’s going on at the nursery and is linked to a rewards program.
The Boston Gardener is Boston’s first complete hydroponic and organic gardening supply center. Hydroponics is simply growing plants in something other than soil and supplying all the nutrition the plants need through the nutrient solution. This shop carries grow lights and the biggest and best selection of gardening equipment in the Boston area. Soil, fertilizer, hydroponic supplies, HID lighting, and everything you need for your home, greenhouse, or urban farm is available at the Boston Gardener.
Wagon Wheel started out as a roadside stand and has expanded to a full garden center with landscape design services, a florist shop, a large farm stand, and a deli with prepared foods and sliced-to-order meats and cheeses. Go to Wagon Wheel for gardening supplies and stay for delicious eats!
Trombetta’s slogan is “there is something for everyone!” Trombetta’s features local growers to maintain the utmost freshness of their plants, shrubs, and hangers. In addition to an extensive garden center, there is also an indoor miniature golf course and homemade ice cream.
Village Green is a retail garden center with locations in Norwood and Norfolk. They sell perennials, annuals, hangers, flats, pots, and tubs of flowers. They have a very wide variety, including Proven Winners hangers and flats.
They also sell a very wide variety of shrubs and trees. They can help you select flowering shrubs, weeping cherry trees, arborvitae, boxwood, and more.
Briggs Garden & Home offers a wide array of perennials, annuals, flowering trees, shrubbery, vegetables, and fruits. Briggs also has a beautiful gift and goods store in addition to the flower nursery. Stay for lunch at the café, with its breakfast-all-day options, kids’ menu, paninis, salads, full coffee bar, and smoothie bar.
The Herb FARMacy specializes in — you guessed it — herbs! The Herb FARMacy provides certified organic plants and offers over 800 varieties of culinary, medicinal, and ornamental herbs. They also offer a unique selection of native flowering plants, old-fashioned flowers, and hardy perennials to attract butterflies, birds, and bees to your gardens.
The Herb FARMacy is a bit of drive but well worth it for special and unique offerings.
Russell’s Garden Center has been in business since 1876. In addition to annuals, perennials, and houseplants, Russell’s also offers water garden plants and accessories. There is also an extensive gift shop, plus birding supplies and a farmer’s market.
Land’s Sake, located in Weston, is a not-for-profit farm that is dedicated to supporting environmental education programs, food donation programs, and land management. Their calendar is chock full of fun and educational programming! Land’s Sake is known as one of the best places to pick your own flowers for anything from a kitchen table vase to arrangements for events and weddings.
If you cannot make it to Holland to see the tulip fields, traveling to Johnston, Rhode Island, is the next best thing. Wicked Tulips has the largest tulip field in New England. Tulip season is short — Wicked Tulips Farm is usually open about the end of April to mid-May. Check out their bloom report and secure your ticket in order to tiptoe through the tulip fields, choosing your favorites to bring home. You can also order bulbs through their extensive catalog that ship directly to you in the fall.
Wait for the end of summer and you’ll be rewarded with the most beautiful sunflowers! While you cannot pick them, the field of sunflowers makes an incredible backdrop for photos. Colby Farmstand also offers incredible produce, their own pork and beef products, baked goods, local dairy products, and other goods. Say hello to the farm goats and chickens while you enjoy an ice cream cone!