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A Thomas & Sons

1240 Randolph Ave
Milton, MA 02186617-696-4500

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
14% higher than average  ($114)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
69%
NO NO
14% higher than average  ($114)
69%
PRICES ARE ON THE HIGH END

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Allandale Farm

259 Allandale Rd
Brookline, MA 02467617-524-1531

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
28% higher than average  ($128)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
72%
NO NO
28% higher than average  ($128)
72%
Allandale Farm has some outstanding staff who are extremely knowledgeable - IF you can find them. Their prices are often higher, but the quality good....

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Araujo Farms

1522 Williams St
Dighton, MA 02715508-669-6988

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% lower than average  ($88)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
89%
12% lower than average  ($88)
89%
No raters have left a written comment.

Bonny's Garden Center

41 Bay State Rd
Cambridge, MA 02138617-547-1585

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
9% lower than average  ($91)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
91%
9% lower than average  ($91)
91%
Bonny's does extremely well for having such a small location. Except for these constraints they would be superior all around.

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Briggs Nursery

295 Kelley Blvd
North Attleboro, MA 02760508-699-7421

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% lower than average  ($95)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO
5% lower than average  ($95)
79%
A great go-to place for home gardener. All kinds of plants, supplies & services. A core group of knowledgeable staffers can answer any question & help...

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Cataldo Nurseries

563 King St
Littleton, MA 01460978-486-9576

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% higher than average  ($103)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
77%
NO
3% higher than average  ($103)
77%
No raters have left a written comment.

Corliss Brothers Nursery

31 Essex Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938978-356-5422

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% higher than average  ($123)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
95%
NO
23% higher than average  ($123)
95%
They can be pricey.

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Harbor Garden Center

53 Bridge Rd
Salisbury, MA 01952978-462-8200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
8% lower than average  ($92)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
89%
8% lower than average  ($92)
89%
No raters have left a written comment.

Hillcrest Gardens

888 Great Plain Ave
Needham, MA 02492781-444-0627

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO**
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
No Data
Ratings for Overall Quality:
77%
NO** No Data
77%
Hillcrest Gardens is always a pleasant experience: their advice is reliable and their plants always healthy. A nice experience!

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Hillside Garden & True Value

280 Blanchard Rd
Belmont, MA 02478617-489-0250

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
30% lower than average  ($70)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
85%
30% lower than average  ($70)
85%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

100 1st Ave
Waltham, MA 02451781-672-0900

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
32%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
32%
Great selection but longevity is an issue

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Home Depot

1213 VFW Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA 02132617-327-5000

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
26%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
26%
I don't buy much here...only perennial plant related items on sale. Would not buy vegetable bedding plants from here due to virus concerns.

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Home Depot

1415 Boston Providence Hwy
Norwood, MA 02062781-762-9270

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
36%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
36%
If they have it, it's hardy, and the price is good

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Home Depot

229 Hartford Ave
Bellingham, MA 02019508-966-9200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
25%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
25%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

339 Speen St
Natick, MA 01760508-647-9600

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
60%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
60%
Good Plants/products - Good Price - Good selection

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Home Depot

39 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360508-830-6702

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
40%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
40%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

390 West St
Mansfield, MA 02048508-337-2050

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
36%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
36%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

465 Centre St
Quincy, MA 02169617-479-0707

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
38%
Everything has been fine. No issues.

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Home Depot

50 Traders Way
Salem, MA 01970978-741-9299

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
50%
I have purchased many flowers and plants from Home Depot. I have always been very pleased with the longevity of the flowers and the stamina of the plants.They...

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Home Depot

564 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906781-231-9500

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
55%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
55%
great stock

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Home Depot

615 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA 02471617-926-0299

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
43%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
43%
Some plants for sale were dried out, and to check for freshness

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Home Depot

85 Main St
Tewksbury, MA 01876978-640-0400

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
40%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
40%
Best to buy plants newly arrived at the garden center. Care for them there is haphazard.

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Home Depot

92 Newbury St
Danvers, MA 01923978-774-0400

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
21%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
21%

Home Depot

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
38%
NO
23% lower than average  ($77)
38%
cheaper than local greenhouses

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Kane's Flower World

64 Andover St
Danvers, MA 01923978-774-6911

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
18% lower than average  ($82)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
71%
NO
18% lower than average  ($82)
71%
Needs a larger selection of plants.

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Kennedy's Country Gardens

85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Scituate, MA 02066781-545-1266

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
24% higher than average  ($124)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
75%
NO
24% higher than average  ($124)
75%
No raters have left a written comment.

Lake Street Garden Center

37 Lake St
Salem, NH 03079603-893-5858

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
Same as Average ($100)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
73%
NO NO
Same as Average ($100)
73%
Large selection, but haven’t been impressed by quality of advice.

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Lovell's

160 Main St
Medfield, MA 02052508-359-4191

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
20% higher than average  ($120)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
91%
NO
20% higher than average  ($120)
91%
Returning failed plants not encouraged by owner, although staff was amenable to return; since then a 'no returns' sign has been posted.

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Lowe's

135 Westgate Dr
Brockton, MA 02301508-897-0067

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
26% lower than average  ($74)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO
26% lower than average  ($74)
50%
I happened to run into a Pennington sales representative during one visit to Lowe's. She was very helpful for what I wanted that day and provided good...

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Lowe's

15 Commerce Way
Woburn, MA 01801781-376-5500

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
26% lower than average  ($74)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
44%
NO
26% lower than average  ($74)
44%
This is a rating for the stores in Lowell, MA and Nashua, NH which aren't on your listing. I always get good products at the Lowe's Garden Centers. ...

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Lowe's

153 Andover St
Danvers, MA 01923978-646-9099

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
26% lower than average  ($74)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO
26% lower than average  ($74)
50%
No raters have left a written comment.

Lowe's

306 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA 02026781-355-3780

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
26% lower than average  ($74)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
17%
NO
26% lower than average  ($74)
17%
I use Lowe's because they have discount plant bins at 50% off. You can't really kill a perennial. Plant it, love it, and it will grown. Maybe not this...

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Lowe's

350 Cochituate Rd
Framingham, MA 01701508-309-1183

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
26% lower than average  ($74)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
18%
NO
26% lower than average  ($74)
18%
I go to Lowes or HD when I want a common product as cheap as possible.

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Lowe's

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
26% lower than average  ($74)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
37%
NO
26% lower than average  ($74)
37%
Great place to get all the items you need at one time

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Mahoney's Garden Center

1609 Main St
Tewksbury, MA 01876978-851-2712

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
73%
NO NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
73%
Knowledgeable staff

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Mahoney's Garden Center

1625 Sudbury Rd
Concord, MA 01742978-371-1214

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
82%
NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
82%
When Mahoney's doesn't have exactly what we were looking for, the staff has been very helpful suggesting alternative

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Mahoney's Garden Center

165 Princeton St
North Chelmsford, MA 01863978-251-4001

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
60%
NO NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
60%
Great selection, reliable plants

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Mahoney's Garden Center

242 Cambridge St
Winchester, MA 01890781-729-5900

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
64%
NO NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
64%
Plants always of high quality, not dried out like other centers nearby. Prices seem to be a little higher.

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Mahoney's Garden Center

449 Western Ave
Brighton, MA 02135617-787-8885

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
68%
NO NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
68%
I love this place, their displays show so much creativity and the plants are good quality with a great variety. Prices are a tad high but you get what...

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Mahoney's Garden Center

958 E Falmouth Hwy
East Falmouth, MA 02536508-548-4842

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
77%
NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
77%
No raters have left a written comment.

Mahoney's Garden Center

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% lower than average  ($97)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
68%
NO NO
3% lower than average  ($97)
68%
No raters have left a written comment.

Marblehead Garden Center

164 W Shore Dr
Marblehead, MA 01945781-631-8558

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
4% higher than average  ($104)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
70%
NO NO
4% higher than average  ($104)
70%
No raters have left a written comment.

McCue Garden Center

200 Cambridge Rd
Woburn, MA 01801781-933-1385

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
10% higher than average  ($110)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
67%
NO NO
10% higher than average  ($110)
67%
My Boy Scout troop deals with McCue's every year. They take wonderful care of us. The quality of their products are great.

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Medway Gardens

34 Summer St
Medway, MA 02053508-533-6591

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
13% higher than average  ($113)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
93%
NO
13% higher than average  ($113)
93%
No raters have left a written comment.

Morrison's Home & Garden

90 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360508-746-0970

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
18% lower than average  ($82)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
78%
18% lower than average  ($82)
78%
We went in completely clueless but looking for some plants for our new home and had great service complete with a non rushed environment.

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Needham Garden Center

53 Chestnut St
Needham, MA 02492781-444-2401

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
Same as Average ($100)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO
Same as Average ($100)
79%
Friendly assistance and great selection of organic garden products

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New England Nurseries

216 Concord Rd
Bedford, MA 01730781-275-2525

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
2% higher than average  ($102)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
57%
NO NO
2% higher than average  ($102)
57%
Great local garden center. Staff always friendly and willing to help.

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Northeast Nursery

234 Newbury St
Peabody, MA 01960978-535-6550

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
Same as Average ($100)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO NO
Same as Average ($100)
50%
Plants are organized in a sensible way. Hard to find 8 plants of the same variety. Minimal walking required. Water garden supplies and plants are extensive...

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Nunan Florist & Greenhouse

269 Central St
Georgetown, MA 01833978-352-8179

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
7% higher than average  ($107)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
80%
NO
7% higher than average  ($107)
80%
need something in a hurry always right there

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Pemberton Farms

2225 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140617-491-2244

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
1% higher than average  ($101)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
53%
NO NO
1% higher than average  ($101)
53%
Knowledgeable and helpful staff.

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Ricky's Flower Market

238 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143617-628-7569

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
10% lower than average  ($90)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
54%
NO
10% lower than average  ($90)
54%

River's Edge Garden Center

12 Auburn St Extension
Framingham, MA 01701508-872-9580

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
100%
32% lower than average  ($68)
100%
My absolute favorite place for garden supplies, plants, and advice. The owner is so friendly and helpful and the prices were superior to anything around.

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Russell's Garden Center

397 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA 01778508-358-2283

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
8% higher than average  ($108)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
87%
NO
8% higher than average  ($108)
87%
I love this place! I come here for so much - plants, gifts, house things, clothing, toys! Just driving into their lot I begin to smile. The...

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Seoane Landscape & Garden Center

551 Bedford St
Abington, MA 02351781-878-1306

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
2% higher than average  ($102)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
68%
NO NO
2% higher than average  ($102)
68%
Rated adequate because can't rate several items. Service was at checkout. We didn't ask for assistance or advice.

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Stonegate Gardens

339 S Great Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773781-259-8884

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% higher than average  ($103)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
80%
NO
3% higher than average  ($103)
80%
Especially good with trees and large shrubs; less so with annuals and perennials. Most of the plants purchased from them have done well, and reliability...

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Tewksbury Florist & Greenery

402 Main St Rte 38
Tewksbury, MA 01876978-851-7446

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
4% lower than average  ($96)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
82%
NO
4% lower than average  ($96)
82%
Family owned and run, with obvious pride in their business.

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That Bloomin' Place

1118 Washington St
East Weymouth, MA 02189781-337-1086

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO**
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
No Data
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO NO** No Data
50%
Wonderful selections of plants, shrubs & trees

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Volante Farm

292 Forest St
Needham, MA 02492781-444-2351

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
8% lower than average  ($92)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
63%
NO
8% lower than average  ($92)
63%
Volante's plants and market vegetables are fresh and healthy looking. The employees are generally helpful and knowledgeable.

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Weston Nurseries Garden Center

160 Pine Hill Rd
Chelmsford, MA 01824978-349-0055

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
17% higher than average  ($117)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
58%
NO NO
17% higher than average  ($117)
58%
A really good garden center, but pricey.

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Weston Nurseries Garden Center

93 E Main St
Hopkinton, MA 01748508-435-3414

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
8% higher than average  ($108)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
78%
NO
8% higher than average  ($108)
78%
Very knowledgeable staff. Great variety and quality of product. Delivery and installation staff very helpful. Their guaranty of material is very fair...

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Wilson Farm

10 Pleasant St
Lexington, MA 02421781-862-3900

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
7% lower than average  ($93)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
67%
NO NO
7% lower than average  ($93)
67%
They have a great selection and offer the advice you need when planting unfamiliar shrubs or plants. Great place.

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Wolf Hill Garden Center

104 Eastern Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930978-281-4480

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
4% lower than average  ($96)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
83%
NO
4% lower than average  ($96)
83%
Great staff, great plants.

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Wolf Hill Garden Center

60 Turnpike Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938978-356-6342

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
Same as Average ($100)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
60%
NO NO
Same as Average ($100)
60%
Great choices but pricey.

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Wyman's Nursery

141 Spring St
Hanson, MA 02341781-447-5400

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
16% higher than average  ($116)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
88%
NO
16% higher than average  ($116)
88%
No raters have left a written comment.

How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

Since most garden centers buy—rather than raise—most of what they sell, there is room for tremendous variation in buying standards and the quality of plants being sold. The opinions we collected from consumers on garden centers reflect these big differences.

Skilled florists can interpret your tastes (or those of the recipient), determine what’s appropriate for the occasion, and then create a work of art that fits those needs. Our ratings of florists for quality and price should help you pick the best.

If you want delivery, exotic flowers, or need advice, your best bet is a florist. But if you’re willing to pick up the posies yourself and want to save a lot of money, you have several other options.

When you need to send flowers to someone outside the area, what do you do? We review the options, and advise you on how to deal with each to ensure you and your special someone on the other end are happy with the results.

Kermit the Frog once crooned “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” If you have a lawn, you can relate: It’s not easy keeping things green. Here's how to plot a course, whether you call in the pros or go it alone.

The proposals Checkbook's undercover shoppers get from lawn care services rarely agree on identification of weed species, presence of disease, need to correct soil acidity, and recommendations on core aeration.

Lawn care services work with different products and techniques, but the results they promise are similar. Companies usually offer customers a selection of “packages” that include specified treatment plans to take place over the course of a year.