Plants

Our Nursery and Tree Yard:  Kennedy's Country Gardens is proud to provide the South Shore with one of the most diversified nurseries in Massachusetts.  We rely on many growers in New England and the east coast, but also bring in woody plants from California and Oregon in order to offer you the best selection.  From April through October, our nursery is stocked with a vast selection of trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, ornamental grasses, and roses. You can feel confident buying your trees and shrubs from Kennedy's because they are backed by our famous one-year guarantee.  Become a Kennedy's Rewards Customer to extend that guarantee to two years! Annuals, Herbs, Veggies, Tropicals, and Houseplants:  Our greenhouse department includes superior selections of annuals, herbs, vegetables, tropicals, and houseplants, including seasonal plants for Fall, Christmas, and Easter.  More detail is available on the "More About Our Greenhouses" page.  The greenhouses change faster than the seasons with fresh shipments of plants arriving on a daily basis.  The experienced greenhouse staff at Kennedy's is always ready to help you select the perfect plant, re-pot a house plant, plant a custom planter, or arrange a plant basket.  See our "Potting Services" page under the Services tab for more details and some  beautiful examples. Perennials:  From Hellebores that flower in early spring to Montauk Daisies that bloom well into late fall, our perennials department also has you covered through the seasons.  From tried and true favorites, to collectors' picks, to hummingbird, bee, and butterfly magnets, and in all shades of the rainbow, our selection of perennials is outstanding. Aquatic Plants:  From May to July we bring in a nice selection of perennial and tropical aquatic plants for your pond, water feature, or wetland area. Seasonal advice for planning, buying, and planting:
  • Spring is the best time to shop for your favorite plants.  Nursery, annual, and perennial plants begin arriving in March and continue through the fall.  Our selection of plants peaks in May (so do the number of customers!).  Some plants are sold out by June so shop early and often.
  • Summer is hot, but it is safe to plant shrubs and trees during these months if you can water them.  Did you know?  Most landscape companies plant more plants in summer than any other season.  We keep bringing in plants in all departments throughout the summer, focusing on late blooming plants and trees and shrubs with fall and winter interest as we get later in the season.
  • Fall is an excellent time to plant.  It is especially beneficial because of the cool weather.  Plants need less watering during the fall and following spring.  By the following summer the roots are more prepared to deal with the heat of summer.  Kennedy's is stocked with a great selection of plants for outdoor planting all the way up through October and even into November.
  • Its okay to plant spring, summer, or fall.  "If you can dig and water, you can plant!"
The Kennedy's Difference:  Kennedy’s understands the investment you make in your landscape.  We want to make sure it is done right.  Our specialty is helping you purchase the right plant for the right place.  We are not afraid to tell you the plant you want may not thrive in your conditions.  Sometimes we even lose a sale, because our goal is not to see how much we can sell in a day, but rather to see you come back time after time.  Yes, our plants are of the highest quality, but it is the information we give you about proper selection, planting, and care that is what sets us apart from other nurseries and garden centers.  Our goal is simple:  Kennedy's wants every plant you buy to live and thrive in your garden for years of enjoyment.

Landscape Design, Delivery, and Planting Services

The staff at Kennedy’s is ready help you design a small garden bed or provide a quick sketch for the whole yard.  Sounds expensive right?  Actually it can be free when buy your plants at Kennedy’s!  Visit our "Landscape Design Services" pages or call the store to find out which service might be right for you.  Kennedy’s also offers a delivery service to get your larger plants home safely.  And Kennedy's Planting Service is an option if you prefer for us to make sure your new purchase is installed professionally. Tropical_8822600x600  Fairy Garden 2  SwissChard  Nursery_8827600x600  cDahliaVanessa  2013-08-02 Achillea and Artemisia 041   2015-11-12 GH1 Shaped Plants V_7489  Kalanchoe 018  2013-05-17 Rhodies Pink and Purple  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA O  2014-06-23 Hydrangea and Roses 4086Tree Hydrangea 4  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 2014-07-14 Purple2  2014-07-14 Zinnias  2014-08-04 daylilies mixed 19  2014-08-04 orange yellow perennials 10  04 2013-03-21 Spring Flowers 001  2014-09-30 Asters 012