Best of Boston

2000 Best Florist

Charles Street Flowers

This is the kind of place where Harry might have stopped to buy a bunch for Sally. The look and feel of Charles Street Flowers is old Boston, as is much of the clientele—but the shop serves its share of young lovers too. Strolling by on Charles Street, you’ll be lured into this secret garden by its floor-to-ceiling windows, which are filled with hanging ivy and artfully arranged pots of flora. The small interior is packed with everything from daisies and sunflowers to lilies and orchids; it is clean, bright, and a pleasure to navigate. A vase of crisp cut flowers starts at $40 (it’s a small financial jump to a $50 arrangement, but worth it). There’s also a bookcase filled with glorious pots of hand-arranged dried roses.

115 Charles Street, Boston, 617-742-0499,