Five Local Nurseries to Buy Your Plants This Season

It’s time to stock up on greenery.

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Russell’s Garden Center greenhouse photo by Massachusetts Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr/Creative Commons

If slightly warmer temps and minor allergies haven’t clued you in yet: springtime is upon us. It’s the time of spring cleaning, springing forward, spring sports, and most importantlyspring planting. From perennials and herbs to flowering plants and potted shrubs, the season calls for some sweet-smelling seedlings. Here, we’ve selected five nurseries and garden centers near Boston to meet your greenery-growing needs.

1. Russell’s Garden Center
397 Boston Post Rd., Wayland,

Since 1876, the gardeners at Russell’s Garden Center have been Boston’s go-to source for all things plant-related. A trip to their greenhouse will prove to offer more than just flowers and plants—Russell’s shops boast gifts, toys, candles, bird feeders, pond supplies, and seasonal goods.

2. Thayer Nursery
270 Hillside St., Milton,

Thayer Nursery’s six-acre farm has sold sustainable plant goods and landscape supplies since 1965. From organic soil in the shop’s plant pharmacy to accessories in the gift barn, Thayer’s house-like shop is a home for sustainable garden resources.

3. Mahoney’s Garden Center
Locations in Winchester, Wayland, Tewksbury, Concord, Brighton, and other cities,

Mahoney’s boasts quality stems, petals, and all living leafy things. It’s expanded quite a bit since 1959, and still grows all of its plants locally in its Woburn facility.

Mahoney's Garden Center greenhouse photo via Facebook

Mahoney’s Garden Center greenhouse photo via Facebook

4. Weston Nurseries
93 East Main St., Hopkinton,

Aside from its top-notch trees, shrubs, perennials, and plants galore, Weston Nurseries offers valuable expertise. Knowledgable staff members are always a plus, but Weston also has gardening videos and a plant library on its website.

5. Windy-Lo Nursery
309 Eliot St., Natick,

Windy-Lo started as a roadside stand more than 50 years ago and has grown into a major garden resource for the MetroWest area. The nursery grows its perennials locally, has a country store, and offers landscape design advice and services.