Best of Boston

2013 Best Garden Supplies

Allandale Farms

Straddling the Brookline-Boston line, Allandale offers workshops for urban refugees, summer programs, even a farm stand. We particularly enjoy visiting the bucolic setting for the impressive supply of perennials, herbs, trees, and shrubs: An on-site nursery produces New England-hardy varieties, and sells locally sourced soils and mulches, among other gardening staples (no chemical-laden bags of “dirt” lurking here).

259 Allandale Rd., Brookline, 617-524-1531,