Best of Boston

2003 Best Nursery, West

Weston Nurseries

This 80-year-old Hopkinton nursery fills the horticultural needs of everyone from weekend enthusiasts to professional landscapers. The garden center stocks a vast selection of healthy, robust annuals and perennials—a scene that would be overwhelming were it not for the fact that plants are grouped according to what looks good together, taking much of the guesswork out of gardening. Shrub seekers can hop into one of the company’s Land Rovers to scour the 650 acres of growing fields for the perfect specimen. There’s plenty to choose from, since 80 percent of Weston’s merchandise is grown on the premises. Don’t have a green thumb? Take advantage of the nursery’s landscaping services.

93 East Main St. (Route 135), Hopkinton, 508-435-3414,