Spring preview: Weston Nurseries opening drive-through gardening center this Friday

Owner Peter Mezitt. Hingham Anchor staff photo.

April 9, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer

Just in time for spring, Weston Nurseries will open this Friday at the former Lambert's Garden Center at 1099 Main St., offering everything you need to start your garden or to add a burst of color to your yard, centered around a drive-through concept.

Hingham Anchor staff photo.

Offerings include veggie starters and hundreds of different kinds of flower, vegetable, and herb seeds, along with hanging baskets, colorful pansies, tulips, lilac bushes, and a variety of hellebores -- from white with a green tinge to the deepest purple-black hue -- bulbs of every kind, and much more. Annuals and perennials will start arriving in early May.

Hingham Anchor staff photo.

"There's hope for the future when you plant a garden," said Peter Mezitt, who owns the business with his wife, Karen.

Weston Nurseries is based on a drive-through garden center concept, serving customers in a "non-contact" way that's compliant with social distancing guidelines. "All the plants, trees, and shrubs are laid out in a semi-circular configuration," he said. "Customers drive through, pointing out what they are interested in buying."

Those items are then placed on a cart and a call placed to customers' cell phones for credit card info, the order is rung up at the register, and purchases placed in the trunks of their cars -- simple and easy! Curbside pickup and home deliveries are also available. Online ordering will be offered soon.

"We've already had a positive response from the community," Mezitt said.

Hingham Anchor staff photo.

Observing social distancing guidelines doesn't take away one bit from offering fine customer service. "We're focusing on giving the best service that we can during this trying time," he said.

The garden center will feature a special grand opening giveaway starting Friday -- customers who spend $25 will also drive away with a beautiful PJM (Peter J. Mezitt) Rhododendron, introduced by Mezitt's grandfather.

Hingham Anchor staff photo.

"We will offer every type of plant, tree, and shrub imaginable," Mezitt said. "If we don't have it, we will order it for you if we can get it. Because we have two other stores, there's a good chance that what you are looking for will be available at one of them, and we will transport it to the Hingham location."

The Mezitt family has owned and operated Weston Nurseries since 1923, becoming well-known for exceptional plants and helpful gardening advice of every kind for both beginners and experts.

In addition to Hingham, the Mezitts own and operate garden centers in Hopkinton and Chelmsford. "Now we're coming to Hingham, and we're excited," Mezitt said. "This is the perfect place for us, with so many avid gardeners in the area who love gardening as much as we do."

Hingham Anchor staff photo.

When the family learned that the former Lambert's nursery center property was for sale, they jumped at the opportunity to buy it. "The Lamberts are a lovely family, and we really liked the idea of continuing the tradition of family ownership," he said.

Hingham resident and manager Mark Taylor is a knowledgeable gardener who is looking forward to sharing his expertise with customers.

The Mezitts plan to host a celebration and some kind of a fundraiser when things settle down. "We're really looking forward to welcoming the community to our garden center and thanking them for their support," Mezitt said.

Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for now.

For further information visit westonnurseries.com or call (781) 749-3773.

3 thoughts on “Spring preview: Weston Nurseries opening drive-through gardening center this Friday”

  1. Congratulations and good luck: May we all come out of this, once in a Century experience, wiser and more grateful for our wonderful industry of Family Owned Garden Centers. Thank you also for your leadership over these last two months.
    Warm Regards, Sue Preston
    Owner and Human Resources
    Hyannis Country Garden

  2. I currently have a wholesale account through my landscaping business with Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton
    May I order wholesale plant materials via your location in Hingham?
    Thank you,

    Linda Esposito
    La Vie en Rose Gardens
    Boston, MA. 02116

  3. LInda – I just noticed your comment from this article in April. Sorry! Yes, we are selling to our wholesale accounts from Hingham. If you haven’t stopped in, please do. Mark Taylor is our manager. Donna Russo is our assistant manager and either can help you. Thanks!


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