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About Russell's

Established in 1876, Russell's Garden Center is truly a unique place. Originally a farm market, Russell's converted to a wholesale business delivering vegetables and flowers to Boston's Haymarket Square. Today, Russell's remains a family owned and operated business, and continues to grow into one of the largest garden centers in New England.

Inside, you'll find many shops including garden, plant, gift & toy, flower, candle, bird, water gardening and seasonal Christmas.

Russell's is a socially responsible business and has been a leader in creating partnerships with people and organizations of all social and economic backgrounds.

Our friendly, educated, and enthusiastic staff thrive when helping customers, constantly providing them with up-to-date information. Open 360+ days a year, people travel for miles to visit Russell's greenhouses and many unique shops.

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Russell's Garden Center Aerial View 1993

A Former

Farm Stand

Lewis Samuel Russell, a previous butcher, started by growing vegetables. In the following years it turned into a wholesaler of cut flowers. Later, he opened a small farm stand. When Lewis Russell Jr.’s. took leadership the business into a garden center.

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Lewis Russell Jr

(1931 - 2019)

"Lewis was born and raised on the land where he lived and worked, forging his ground in the rich soil of the Sudbury River region of Wayland. He dedicated his life to growing plants and expanding Russell’s Garden Center, a business his grandfather started in 1876. Lewis grew Russell’s from a wholesale plant business into the retail store that we know and love today, serving the community."

-Wayland ENews

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