The Nursery

In 1983, Joe Quinnan returned to his home town of Needham with a fresh degree in horticulture from Cal Poly and opened Hillcrest Gardens. We’ve been a small, family-run nursery ever since. We strive to offer high quality plant materials that are well cared for and well presented. Our expert horticulturalists are on hand to answer questions and help gardeners make good choices.

We offer a careful selection of plants for the home and garden, including annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and food-bearing plants. We select the best materials from top growers locally and around the country. Our plants receive expert care every day so they are in good condition when you purchase them.

We’ve always tried to make visiting Hillcrest Gardens a special experience. We work hard to make our atmosphere enjoyable and our displays inspirational.


We offer on-site services including design, planting, and landscape implementation. Please call or email us if you are interested in our services.