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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Fall Festival at Nunan’s- An Annual Fall Family Tradition
The Annual Nunan’s Fall Festival, a popular North Shore MA tradition will be hosted on Saturday, October 1st from 10 am to 2 pm for another year of fall festivities including: kids activities, live music, raffles, the Nunan’s fall sale and much more! Celebrate the start of the autumn season and help support a wonderful organization, as a percentage of all proceed from the day will be donated to The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
Nunan’s Fall Festival has plenty of kids activities planned this year including: touch-a-truck and creative fall crafts. McDonny’s Traveling Farm Animals will be on site from 11 to 2 pm, where kids will have the opportunity to learn about and interact with a variety of animals. Always a fan favorite with kids, and adults too! Plus balloon twisting and face painting will be available from 12 – 2 pm.
For the adults, Fall Festival will feature a great display of fall décor items, such as mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, and a large selection of unique autumn decorative items! Plus there will be fall craft vendors, raffles and giveaways. And of course this is a great time to shop at Nunan’s as they be hosting their annual perennial, tree and shrub sale offering 30% off.
Rally a few friends or other families and celebrate these amazing New England fall festival traditions, while enjoying live music from The Lied To’s! At some point, in between all of the festival fun, we highly recommend a visit to Cafe Sarina for exceptional farm to table food. Arrive early and enjoy a delicious breakfast, or treat yourself to lunch or a delicious ice cream treat! Relax with a drink by the firepit as you experience the beauty of the fall season.
Plus, Nunan’s state-of-the-art 18-hole miniature golf course will be open for play. Putt your way to victory and see if your score gets you up on their leaderboard! At the end of the season, the top scores will compete for bragging rights, a free ice cream, and a trophy!
The Nunan’s Fall Festival has always been a fun, fantastic way to spend a Saturday with the family. Head on over to Nunan’s a wonderful family owned and operated community focused small business located at 269 Central Street in Georgetown.
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
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
Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses, located at 269 Central Street in Georgetown, is hosting our 2019 Spring Open House Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 13-14, with classes and events for the entire family. Bring