Best of Boston

2013 Best Florist

Lotus Designs

Earlier this year, Lotus relocated from Columbus to Tremont, and on crisp days, the shop’s ambrosial array of flowers spills out onto the sidewalks. Watch the weekly parade of dramatic arrangements filing out to the parlors of tony South End townhouses, while you choose a set creation or design one of your own. Just be sure to request a few of their specialty blooms, including the gorgeous rare orchids.

977 Tremont St., Boston, 617-262-7031,