Our Store

Our Nursery, Greenhouses, Landscape Design Center and Garden Center are all situated on five beautiful acres overlooking the North River. Kennedy's has display gardens and attractions for kids such as talking birds and a very friendly cat named Tigger.

Magazine, newspaper, and internet readers consistently vote Kennedy’s “Best Garden Store” on the South Shore.

Our goal is for you to be successful whether you are gardening, decorating, or giving unique gifts. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and hard-working staff is here to help you with all of your gardening needs.

OUR POLICIES

At Kennedy’s, we want to make your experience as easy and pleasurable as possible.  Once in a while things don’t go as planned.  The plant didn’t survive, the pot was too small or your mom didn’t like the color of the geranium you bought for her.  No worries we are here to help make the exchange or return as painless as possible.   Our policies are as follows:

TREES & SHRUBS

Kennedy’s backs our trees and shrubs with an extensive Nursery Guarantee explained in our planting instructions.  Hardy trees & shrubs are guaranteed for 1 year, extended to 2 years if you are part of the Kennedy’s Garden Rewards Program, and 3 years for trees purchased through our partner Bower & Branch website.  Trees and shrubs purchased at Kennedy’s and installed by our Green Team or a partner contractors have the added benefit of the labor being guaranteed.

ALL OTHER PLANTS

We guarantee all other plants for at least 30 days from date of purchase.  Basically if you don’t think the plant was healthy when you bought it, bring it back.  As long as it was cared for we will exchange it or offer credit towards a new plant.  We usually don’t ask too many questions within 30 days.  See a staff member in store for assistance.

CHRISTMAS TREES & GREENS

We use reliable and trustworthy suppliers and do everything we can to ensure freshness of Christmas trees, greens, wreaths roping, etc.  Just like cut flowers, we know even the freshest Christmas items will dry out eventually.  It that happens, let us know and we will do our best to resolve the problem within reason.

GARDEN CENTER AND GIFT SHOP ITEMS

We allow money back returns on most non-plant items within 30 days of purchase when accompanied by an original Kennedy’s sales receipt.  Items eligible for return must be in their original salable condition.  We reserve the right to not accept returns on custom orders or other items that were made or cut to order such as ribbon & bows, burlap, weed fabric, water garden liner, etc.  Open boxed items (such as pond pumps) can be returned if they are in the same salable unused condition, but they are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee.

WHO KEEPS TRACK OF RECEIPTS?

Our cashiers are trained to ask for your contact information every time you make a purchase.  We encourage you to let us connect your name to each transaction in order to track and look up your receipt in the future for returns & credit purposes. We also have the ability to email you your receipt.  If you are not willing to give us your information during the transaction then we ask you to keep your receipt for return or credit purposes. Without proof of purchase, we are powerless to help you in these situations.  Thank you for understanding.

CHILDREN AND PETS WELCOME

As a community based retail store, we welcome you to visit with your children and pets. We try hard to make our store safe, but reality is there can be many potential hazards in a garden center for children and pets.  Please use common sense and keep a close eye on your loved ones, especially in our driveway and parking lot where cars are coming and going and we have pesticides & fertilizers. We also ask you to be cautious near the display ponds, water features and around our company pets.  Dogs should be kept on a leash at all times and children require adult supervision.  Any pets besides dogs on a leash should get clearance from a manager.

VISITING WITH A GROUP

We welcome most public groups to enjoy shopping and meandering through our five acres, even if its just to come for stroll through the warm sunny greenhouse on a cold winter day.  We allow local artists to come paint or take photographs as well. However, our parking lot, greenhouse spaces, and bathrooms are only so big. If you plan to visit with more than a few people, we ask that you please call ahead in case we need to make special accommodations.  Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Interested in Employment?

    For over 60 years Kennedy’s Country Gardens has been the leading garden center on Boston’s South Shore. Our customers trust our advice and are loyal to our business. For many, shopping at Kennedy’s is a family tradition. Located along the Scenic North River, we take as much pride in our history and gardens as we do the plants we tend and sell. We are gardeners, passionate plant people. We believe in teamwork, can do attitudes, expert customer service, and strong attention to detail.

    Many of our employees remain here for years, even decades. Our roots grow deep.

    Open year round, we have employment opportunities at all times. Our peak hiring takes place in early spring for the upcoming season, but we always want to hear from those that are interested in pursuing their passion for horticulture, landscape, plant parenthood or retail sales.

    If you are interested in becoming a part of the Kennedy’s Team please click here and tell us more about yourself.