Full-Service Florist, Greenhouse & Garden Center
Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses
Throughout the Years
Nunan’s Florist, Greenhouse & Garden Center is located at 269 Central Street in Georgetown, Massachusetts. Nunan’s is the North Shore’s premier floral designer for weddings and events. We also provide exemplary residential and corporate landscaping services, and interior plantscaping design/implementation. Regularly, Nunan’s offers a variety of classes on floral design and hosts seasonal events throughout the year, which are open to the public.
Albert D. Nunan started Nunan Florist & Greenhouses as a florist shop in Saugus, Massachusetts in 1917. Later, he relocated to Georgetown, Massachusetts. After a long and successful career, Albert passed the business down to his son Ken, who owned and managed Nunan’s for many years. In 1985, Ken was ready to retire and found two people who were eager to purchase the business.
Steve Flynn Sr. was born and raised in Middleton with 7 other siblings. During the summers and after school Steve and most of his siblings worked at Middleton Greenhouses located right down the street from their family home. During his high school years Steve knew he wanted to have a career in the agricultural world. A few years later, having a family of his own and pouring all his time into his work, Steve wanted a business of his own. Bill Guerrini was the grower there and a best friend to Steve who also lived in Middleton. Bill had the same passion for the agricultural world as Steve and spent most of his days on site taking care of all the crops. The two together decided that purchasing a place of their own was the best decision for them and their families. So, after meeting with Ken Nunan, a deal was made, a partnership was formed and an old business took on a new life.
Respectfully keeping Ken’s family name on the business, Steve and Bill grew Nunan’s into a larger and more diversified business. Over the last 30 years, Steve and Bill turned Nunan’s into what is today a full service florist, greenhouse & garden center while incorporating landscaping, plant rentals and interior plantscaping into the business. Bill is semi-retired now but comes in several times a month to help with all the crops in the greenhouses. Steve’s sister Maureen followed Steve and Bill from the beginning and is the Manager of the Garden Center area where you can find all your indoor plants. Steve’s sister Maryanne is the Office Manager, his wife Christine works in the office, his son Stephen Jr. now has the role of Owner/General Manager and his other son Brody is a full time employee. Stephen Jr.’s son Jordan, now 3rd generation, is working full time on the property. Steve Sr.’s 3 daughters, his other siblings as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews are always eager to lend a helpful hand during the busy spring, the holidays, or any special events when needed.
Next Generation, New Ideas
Stephen Jr. resides in Georgetown right next to Nunan’s. He has 4 children and has followed in his father’s footsteps. You will always see him on the property 7 days a week. Growing up in the family business Stephen Jr. has learned a great deal about the business, the agricultural industry and the need to stay diversified due to the slow seasons. Today we see and hear about Agritourism which involves any agriculturally based operation that brings visitors to a farm, such as the corn mazes and pick-your-own pumpkins. Going with this thought and doing a lot of research, Stephen Jr. proposed the idea of adding a mini golf course to the business and calling it Nunan’s Garden Golf. How does a mini golf course relate you might ask? Well, Nunan’s mini golf course is a very well designed garden atmosphere with no structures such as dinosaurs and windmills. It is a peaceful walk through beautiful gardens as you enjoy your game of mini golf. They planted their own greenhouse grown crops of annuals, perennials as well as nursery stock they carry yearly in their nursery. Many of the unique material is labeled so if you come across something you like, just flip over your score card and write down the plants you like on the “plant wish list” so you can return at your convenience and find them in their nursery or plant area.
If you have an appreciation for exceptional design, top quality products and friendly attentive service, a visit to Nunan’s Florist, Greenhouse & Garden Center is a must.
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Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses Spring Open House
Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses, located at 269 Central Street in Georgetown, is hosting our 2018 Spring Open House Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 21-22, with classes and events for the entire family. We will also be hosting various activities in honor of Earth Day. Bring the whole family and help us kick off the Spring season.
Saturday: For the young aspiring gardeners
On Saturday, from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m., the Nunan’s Open House begins with four fun — and free — workshops and crafts for young, aspiring gardeners:
- How to plant a pansy
- How to plant a tomato seedling
- Earth Day crafts
- Curious Creatures
In addition, we’re offering a children’s class on creating a fairy garden beginning at 11:00 (cost for this class is $15).
Sunday: Free advice from our experts
Have you often thought about how you might like to plant a vegetable garden? Don’t miss the opportunity to hear important tips and ask questions to gardening experts.
- 11:00 AM — Vegetable Gardening 101
- 1:00 PM — Succulents on a Log (Cost $25)
- 1:00 PM – 3: 00 PM – Sweet Paws Rescue will be on site with adorable pups to meet, pet and fall in love with.
Attendees are free and encouraged to bring photos of your lawn, tree and shrub issues.
We’ll proudly be serving Kane’s Donuts and offering our hanging pansy baskets for $5 off while they last. For more information, contact us at 978-352-8172.
Have you been to Nunan’s lately? Last year, we proudly opened Kallie’s Kones, a full-service ice cream parlor, and Garden Golf, a premier 18-hole, beautifully landscaped mini golf course. Our General Manager and Co-Owner Stephen Flynn, Jr. came up with the idea of building a miniature golf course to our property after seeing a rise […]
Mark your calendar for the Nunan’s 100 Years Celebration On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 269 Central Street, Georgetown! Come help Nunan’s Celebrate from 10 AM – 2 PM with family fun and games. The official 100 year ceremony will take place at noon! Enjoy great activities for the entire family including: free balloons, free […]
Develop your creativity by signing up for floral design classes at Nunan’s this Spring. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses, located at 269 Central Street in Georgetown, MA, offers seasonal classes to help your creative side shine. This April, we are offering both floral design classes and container classes, and our annual Spring Open House is April […]