Best of Boston

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 roses, and of course, dozens of the store’s signature, precisely designed arrangements. The space feels like a Tuscan villa, with topiary trees and buckets of seasonal blooms. As for out-of-state delivery, the staff’s well-deserved reputation for attention to detail means you’ll never have to worry about red carnations getting in the mix.

31 Central St., Wellesley, 617-541-1100,