Best of Boston

2002 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Centers

In our search for the holy grail of garden centers, we were pleasantly tempted by the personalized attention and quaint urban setting of Ricky’s Flower Market in Somerville. But Mahoney’s has the edge when it comes to one-stop garden shopping. Where else near the city can you find starter grapevines, elephant-shaped watering cans, large ceramic urns, and a barn filled with landscaping tools, not to mention the obligatory greenhouses brimming with flowers and herbs? The vast and varied selection makes it worth the extra work it sometimes takes to find a salesperson to answer your questions.

889 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, 617-354-4145,