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Boston's Best Garden Centers

Gardening is one hobby that will never go out of style. Be it exotic flowers nestled in rare pottery or the common vineyard secreted between the alleys of the North End, gardeners may easily find what they are looking for to expand and grow in the year 2016.

Niche Urban Garden Supply
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Niche Urban Garden Supply
619 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 75-4294

Custom planting for the brown thumbs of Boston or a recommendation for plants or garden designs to will fit your home — whatever your niche, Niche of Boston has expertly designed terrariums, work shops and garden novelties for every level of dreamscaping. Indoor container gardening is one of the myriad of specialty services offered by the Niche Boston team. They're in the business of curb appeal for the urban dwellers of inner city Boston, for cozy nooks and rooftop gardening.

Boston Gardener
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Boston Gardener
2131 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 606-7065

Hydroponic gardens are especially easy to maintain with the correct supplies, and Boston Gardener has it all as the first store of its kind for Boston indoor garden enthusiasts. With the latest in hydroponic techniques, the hip green renovations are being done in some of the loneliest barren places of our city. Complete with a blog, do's and don'ts and the latest list of bugs to be wary of, meet the team that changed Dudley square alley by making a quick visit to the quaint Boston Gardener.

Exotic Flowers
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Exotic Flowers
609 American Legion Highway
Boston, MA 02131
(617) 942-4803

The official florist for the Boston Red Sox during the 2007 World Champion season, Exotic Flowers has provided the very best in the sentimental and sensational, a family-owned flower destination of beauty and inspiration since 1957. Mr. & Mrs Canale are a flower-power couple, groomed into the career of celebrating life with the gift of exotic aromas and gorgeous bouquets. Greenhouse, floral shop and garden centers have been lovingly developed and nurtured through the years while staying Boston based in Rosalindale. Exotic Flowers lovingly incorporates its commitment to the families in the area by providing free services to Fisher House and it's wounded veterans. Give the gift of love to more than your sweetheart by supporting Exotic Flowers' mission so close to home.

Related: Best Flowers For Your New England Garden

McCue Garden Center
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McCue Garden Center
200 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 933-1385

McCue Garden Center, located in Woburn, is bumping up their services this year. Offering more than just a garden center, it's hosting seasonal events, parties and fundraisers on its flowering acreage beginning in March. For bouquets of flowers visit the flower outlet; for statues, pottery and more, make your way to the McGues Garden Statuary. Official distributor of Monrovia Gardens, this is a well-known supplier for everything of beauty that can be kept in your garden.

Ricky's Flower Market
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Ricky's Flower Market 
238 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 628-7569

Located in Union Square and on hiatus 'til early Spring, delivering Christmas trees wore out Ricky's bicycling reindeer! Is the secret power greenery for house plants, cacti and hanging plants for your interior. Bedding plants, plants for containers and patio designs are in ample supply as well at Ricky's. Most neighborhoods have a secret special place that no one but the natives know about. Well the word is out, Ricky, so stock the garden this year and expect to see more bicycle delivers in the area!

Related: Boston's Best Botanical Gardens

Freelance Writer Corinne Costantino brings the "Best of Boston" to New England. Her work can be found on


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