About Mugford's Flower Shoppe
Mugford’s Flower Shoppe has been a family-owned business since Paul Mugford started it in the 1960’s. Current owner Chris Bakutis has been running the business for nearly 25 years, as an independent florist in its original Westborough, MA farm stand location. Mugford’s offers custom design service, so the arrangements you see are just a starting place – call us to discuss a unique design for your loved one.
The old ‘coop’ is now our client consultation space, where we plan family events celebrating everything from births and marriages through anniversaries and memorials. Chris and her modest but talented staff represent over 100 years of design expertise, and share the design rooms adjacent to the barn and greenhouse. Your special occasion is treated with personalized care and attention, whether it’s an intimate gathering of family and friends in the garden or a 500-person formal affair.
Mugford’s is a full service wedding florist, from engagement party through rehearsal dinner to wedding; from your first anniversary to your 50th. Our bridal consultation supports your entire wedding planning process. Our professional advice will guide you through your wedding plans and help create a wedding which reflects your values, style, taste and personality, within your budget. We can recommend other professionals for the venue, cake, or photos. We’ll be there on your wedding day - help pin on corsages if you like – whatever level of service you need to make sure our flowers make your day.
Mugford’s grows much of our own materials in season. For nearly 25 years, Chris Bakutis has been selecting heritage and cultivated varieties of annuals, bulbs, perennials and flowering shrubs & trees with an eye towards her signature wedding styles. Our designers hand-pick from the Private Collection Gardens from May through October to create our distinctive event florals. All our flowers are grown pesticide free, watered with rain and well water, and fed by compost created from our own green waste on site.
When our own gardens are resting, Chris and her staff source other local & domestic growers as well as international floral markets to get the best product with the gentlest global impact we can. Our signature Private Collection designs follow the local seasons – Spring bulbs and blooms, Summer perennials en masse or our signature wildflower style; intensive Fall colors and Winter Whites and seasonal Red weddings.
Mr. Mugford, now in his 90’s, still comes in regularly, starting seedlings for the annual gardens in the greenhouse while there’s still snow on the ground, running the tractor to get the beds ready for planting as soon as the ground is ready for tilling. He helps plant, tend and harvest the gardens through the summer, and puts the gardens to bed in the fall. Then he continues to make the hand-made mixed greenery wreaths that have become a Mugford’s seasonal favorite.