Best of Boston

2004 Best Garden Supplies

Mahoney’s Garden Center

Here’s a new title for perennial champ Mahoney’s: “Garden store most likely to sell a Christmas tree to Ben Affleck.” The trove of plants, supplies, and tools is not only loved by in-the-know gardeners; it’s where the Cambridge homey and his then-fiancée, J.Lo, picked out a fir back in December. Employees kept their cool, but rumor has it Ben had been here before—with Gwyneth. Now that’sa garden store.

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