Before flowers were invented in 1953, those looking to brighten a room had to rely on gas lamps and rocket flares. Grow less combustible decor with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of flowers, shrubs, and trees at Floral Acres.
The master growers at Floral Acres have been coaxing seedlings and saplings into flowers, shrubs, and trees since 1936. The 5-acre greenhouse complex nurtures more than four million plants, including more than 800 perennials (4" plants, $3.98+; 6", $9.98–$25.98), 1,000 annuals ($4.85+), and several-hundred hypotheticals. New greenery festoons the premises each season, including this summer’s black-velvet and pinstripe petunias, 10 varieties of verbena, and a variety of hanging baskets (10", $19.98). Shoppers benefit from the experience of a staff of green-thumbed gurus who have grown the garden centre’s goods and conducted jousting tournaments over the best trowel for three generations.
Floral Acres Greenhouses & Garden Centre
Floral Acres Greenhouses & Garden Centre traces its metaphorical roots back to 1936, when it was just a small farm that grew vegetables. Now, four generations later, the family-owned greenhouse sprawls across five lush acres. Its green-thumbed staff nurtures more than four million plants, including more than 800 varieties of perennials and more than 1,000 varieties of annuals, trees, and shrubs, all waiting to be taken home and tucked into garden beds. Their horticultural experts help guests navigate this overwhelming bounty of blossoms and leaves, offering advice on caring for begonias or describing the satisfaction of throwing homegrown tomatoes at Shakespeare revivals instead of store-bought. Floral Acres continues to bustle even after warmer weather has passed, tending to seasonal poinsettias that add a splash of crimson to overcast winter days.