Best of Boston

2006 Best Garden Supplies

Winston Flowers & Garden

Yard work becomes a whole lot more like play time after a visit to Winston’s sprawling garden center, where three greenhouses shelter rows of ferns, ficus, and other hard-to-kill plants. Seeds, fertilizers, potted flora, and walls and walls of reference books make for a retail experience sure to satisfy wizened landscaping pros, as well as novice green thumbs seeking advice on how to nurture their seedlings into window boxes that will be the envy of the neighborhood.

11 Florence St., Newton, 617-541-1100,