When Robert Winston and his teenage son, Maynard, first wheeled their pushcart of flowers onto Boston's fashionable Newbury Street in 1944, they could not have foreseen that this humble enterprise would flourish and grow into a widely respected New England business that would one day be named “Florist of the Year” and a frequent “Best of Boston” award-winner.
It was Maynard Winston who helped the business evolve from its pushcart beginnings to becoming one of the country’s premier florists. Under his guidance, Winston Flowers made its name in Boston as a forward-looking Newbury Street boutique with the best floral designers and a discerning clientele. He emphasized innovation, hard work and friendly service, and as the owner, would not hesitate to use public transportation or walk through Back Bay or Beacon Hill to personally deliver flowers to a client. Acting on a tip from a Dutch employee, Maynard was also the first to import flowers directly from overseas, delighting Bostonians with exotic new varieties of freesias, lilacs and tulips flown in from Holland exclusively for Winston Flowers.
Today, the third-generation, family-owned company run by David and Ted Winston is one of the nation's most highly regarded florists, with a worldwide online presence and seven shops throughout New England, including the one right where it all began, on Newbury Street. With more than 65 years of experience and a reputation for award-winning florals, memorable special events, breathtaking plantscapes and warm, friendly service, Winston Flowers is not only one of Boston's oldest florists, they are one of the country’s leading and creative designers touching clients in Boston, Greenwich, CT, New York and beyond.
In a business built upon the ephemeral beauty of flowers, Winston Flowers has long formed relationships that last a lifetime. Always looking to the future, and respectful of the New England seasonal environment, today the company honors its family heritage by continuing to blend tradition with cutting-edge, modern floral designs and a sophisticated elegance that are guaranteed to make any special event, personal occasion, wedding or landscape something special.