2019 Business Awards – Nellie’s Wildflowers

The Somerville Museum 2019 Business Award winners were announced at the Annual Holiday Party on December 13. Congratulations to Nellie’s Wildflowers.

About Nellie’s Wildflowers

Nellie’s Wildflowers was founded by Joyce McKenzie in 1990 — 2020 marks the business’s 30th year in Somerville. The shop is located between Davis Square and Teele Square on Holland Street. McKenzie was born in Somerville, and her store is named after her late maternal grandmother, an avid gardener and Scottish immigrant who moved to Porter Street in 1922. McKenzie grew up as one of five children, and her grandmother came to live with her family. Often, female relatives would visit from Scotland — many of the family’s male relatives had died in World War I. McKenzie loves arranging flowers, and believes in the importance of customer service and building relationships.

Nellie’s Wildflowers
72 Holland Street, Somerville

About the Business Awards

This award recognizes businesses that have contributed or contribute to the culture and development of Somerville through: 1) length of time in operation, such as multigenerational family businesses and/or, 2) impact on the history or culture of Somerville, changing the face of the City. Learn more about the awards and see the full list of recipients on our Business Awards page.