Best of Boston

Best Florist

2012 Best Florist, West

Winston Flowers

There are plenty of ready-made arrangements at this luxe chain's Wellesley location, but if you desire something one-of-a-kind, the talented in-store designers will whip up [...] read more»
2011 Best Florist

New Leaf Flores

Jamaica Plain
From 1 to 3 p.m. each day, Jeb Taylor and Daniel Lopez-Ospina close up their petite J.P. shop for an afternoon siesta. Perhaps that's when [...] read more»
2011 Best Florist, North

Roses and Thistle

With their bright green walls and bevy of blooms, Tracey Scott's shops are verdant, Zenlike refuges. Browse the spectacular orchids, succulents, and colorful vases, or [...] read more»
2011 Best Florist, West

Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens

Basic blooms may get the job done, but why stop there? Order one of owner Barbara Popolow's spectacular bouquets — a cluster of tulips and [...] read more»
2011 Best Florist, South

Winston Flowers

Another housewarming party doesn't have to mean another lame potted plant—at least not if it's from this venerable local chain's Hingham outpost, which boasts not [...] read more»
2010 Best Florist, Floral Designer

Hallie Krechevsky

It's the thought that counts, but too often pricey flower arrangements arrive as if no thought went into them at all. Not so in Hallie [...] read more»
2009 Best Florist


Unless they're dead (or dyed), we welcome almost any flowers that come our way—which is why it takes an outstanding florist to go beyond pretty, [...] read more»
2008 Best Florist

Ilex Designs

Unlike those florists who oversalt otherwise decent bouquets with fillers and flourishes, Ilex co-owners Andrew Anderson and Carol Sharp are as restrained with their creations [...] read more»
2007 Best Florist


Some florists scare you off with raggedly stocked refrigerator cases and their fondness for baby's breath and similarly out-of-date fillers. Others make you nervous with [...] read more»
2007 Best Florist, North


Reaching for romance, many florists dress their posies in frills of ribbon and corsets of ferns: courtly, demure, a peck on the cheek. Contrast that [...] read more»
2007 Best Florist, South

Winston Flowers

This family-owned company, which began as a Newbury Street pushcart more than 50 years ago and now has seven stores to its name, seems to [...] read more»
2006 Best Florist, North

Les Fleurs

There's not a sprig of baby's breath, tacky filler greenery, or tinsel-like anything in sight at this Andover florist. The bright, tasteful store contains classically [...] read more»
2006 Best Florist


Every girl may like flowers, but a guy won't score any points with droopy Stop & Shop carnations. A truly thoughtful gesture calls for one [...] read more»
2006 Best Florist, South

Designing Images Florist

Somewhere way, way over on the other side of the petal-pusher spectrum from 1-800-FLOWERS sits Randolph's Designing Images. Owner Carole Beltis-Piché imports exotic blooms—cherry blossoms, [...] read more»
2006 Best Florist, West

Winston Flowers & Garden

Winston's Newton store feels more like a mom-and-pop shop than the Boston area florist's biggest location. The mind-boggling array of blooms on offer includes roses, [...] read more»