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BEST Florist

2005 BEST Florist, West

Winston Flowers


Winston has cornered the petal market west of Boston. Its bright blooms are consistently the freshest around, and whether you want rare lilies or timeless red roses, Winston always finds your flowers. Plus, its unique year-round arrangements and gourmet gift… read more»

2005 BEST Florist

Petal & Leaf

Jamaica Plain

Nothing spruces up a space like fresh flowers. And no florist arranges fresh flowers quite like Jamaica Plain’s Petal & Leaf. From spare, arty decorations to lively, full bouquets, owner Cat Thomson’s creative floral stylings include short-stemmed pavé groupings of… read more»

2004 BEST Florist, West

Winston Flowers

Wellesley, Newton

An orchid among daisies, Winston Flowers has all but cornered the market west of Boston. Whether you’re after luscious greens, blazing blossoms, or aromatic herbs, the colors and intricate designs here are irresistible. And with the freshest stems in town,… read more»

2004 BEST Florist

Ilex Designs


There are floral bouquets, and then there is floral art. Ilex is in the latter category, orchestrating fields full of fresh blooms—luminescent calla lilies with orchids and fluffy penoes with full-petaled, butter-hued French tulips. Even the simplest of arrangements are… read more»

2003 BEST Florist, South

Karen Lee Flowers


It’s easy to spot a Karen Lee—from classic bouquets of tightly packed peony blossoms, pale roses, hydrangeas, and trailing white-flecked ivy to bold centerpieces that slam together bright magentas, oranges, and fiery reds. With her keen eye for light and… read more»

2003 BEST Florist, West

Winston Flowers


The only thing more beautiful than the vibrant, fresh flowers at any of this local chain’s locations are the spectacular arrangements, which are delivered with care, in-state or out. Count on Winston’s designers to create the perfect arrangement for any… read more»

2003 BEST Florist

Artemisia Floral Studio


Floral innovation is in full bloom at Artemisia, the downtown showcase for arrangements that run from delicately tied bundles of tiny daisies to huge, sweeping bunches of irises, roses, and lilies. Exquisite, spare designs—say, planted hyacinths, pussywillows, and roses—are a… read more»

2002 BEST Florist

A Wild Flower


From exotic to humble, unbelievably fresh to artfully dried, Charlestown’s homegrown bud boutique treats its flowers like delicate children—and its customers like old friends. First, the blooms: Gerbera daisies that radiate like hot sunbursts, bright delphinium, and roses in hues… read more»

2001 BEST Florist, West

Winston Flowers


Yes, it’s a chain. But our search for comparable quality and variety in the area always leads us back here. Visit the artfully arranged shop in person and you’ll come face to face with bushels of oversized dahlias, silky long-stemmed… read more»

2001 BEST Florist

Charles Street Flowers


If only all of life were as impeccable and seamless as it is inside these doors. We’re talking nearly across-the-board perfection—blooms meticulously cared for and healthy enough to live more than a week; a selection that includes everything from puffy… read more»