Our Story

Long time business owners in Warrenton, Beckie and Cecil Campbell, have had a successful tractor shop in town for over 30 years. In 2007, they decided to spread their success to the nursery and garden center business. In 2010, Chad Lohr joined LHN as a part owner and general manager. He is graduate of Virginia Tech with over 20 years of experience in the landscape and turf management industries. Chad brings a wealth of knowledge with him and is actively involved in the daily operations of the business. As a family owned and operated local business, the goal has always been to provide the highest level of customer service possible, to every single customer. LHN strives to provide these customers with the products and services that will enhance their landscapes for years to come.
Who We Are:

Our team of designers and horticulturalists at Lee Highway Nursery/LHN brings over 130 years of combined experience in the landscape industry. We only employ the best and brightest. From an Arborist to landscape architects, designers, Virginia Certified Horticulturalists and turf specialists, we have the ability to handle all of your landscape and horticultural questions and needs.

Beckie Campbell – Owner / Proprietor

Long time business owners in Warrenton, Beckie and Cecil Campbell, have had a successful tractor shop, Cecil’s tractors in Warrenton for over 30 years.  In 2007, they decided to spread their success to the nursery and garden center business.  They’re success has grown over the years and now LHN is a thriving nursery and landscaping business serving areas from Warrenton down to Charlottesville and beyond. As a family owned and operated local business, the goal has always been to provide the highest level of customer service possible, to every single customer.  LHN strives to provide these customers with the products and services that will    enhance their landscapes for years to come.

Contact Beckie | beckiecampbell.lhn@gmail.com

Chad Lohr – General Manager/ partner –  ­ Landscape Design & Maintenance Sales

In 2010, Chad Lohr joined LHN as a part owner and general manager.  He is graduate of Virginia Tech with over 20 years of experience in the landscape and turf management industries.  Chad brings a wealth of knowledge with him and is actively involved in the daily operations of the business. Chad regularly meets with design and maintnenace clients to ensure award winning results. Working with Chad ensures you are getting a wealth of knowledge in the green industry.

Contact Chad Lohr | chadlohr.lhn@gmail.com

Seana Ankers – Operations Manager

Operations Manager, Seana Ankers, comes to us with over 22 years experience in the landscape industry. This experience covers everything from retail and landscape installation management, finance, purchasing and landscape design. Seana has the knowledge and experience to procure the highest quality plants and landscape materials for our garden center and installations.

Seana is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist, Certified Pesticide Applicator, a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success, and a Virginia Notary Public. She is a seasoned speaker, volunteer, and advocate in the landscape industry, and currently serves as President of the Northern Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (NVNLA) and as a Legislative Director for the Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA). Seana is one of the few industry professionals who have been awarded the Byron Wates Award, presented by the NVNLA for dedicated and invaluable services in the industry.

While most of her time is spent as primary purchasing agent, Seana helps oversee both the retail and installation departments and spends a good deal of time advocating for our industry on topics such as labor reform and environmental issues. She has also made a large focus on her career education and mentoring others in the industry. While Seana is mainly behind the scenes, you may run into her at the garden center, on a job site or one of our many events.

Contact Seanna

Tim Hess – Landscape Architectural Designer – Sales

Tim is no stranger to the green industry. Born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in his family’s greenhouse and nursery business, Mel’s Greenhouse, started by his grandfather 55 years ago. Tim attended                     The Ohio State University and majored in Landscape Architecture and Design. Tim has worked for very reputable landscape companies in cities including: Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio.             Tim moved to Virginia in 2010 to be closer to his family. Tim worked for a very reputable landscape firm in Lynchburg, Virginia before joining LHN in 2014 to be closer to his home in Charlottesville.

Tim is a Certified Landscape Designer with Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, a Virginia Certified Horticulturalist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and also sits as vice president of the VSLD board.

Working with Tim guarantees you will have someone passionate about landscaping help you through your project. His breath of knowledge and experience ensure that your design from concept to completion, his ideas coupled with your thoughts and dreams guarantee a winning combination for you!

Contact Tim | timhess.lhn@gmail.com

 

Chad Smith – Northern Virginia Production Manager – Sales

Chad Smith has been involved in the Horticulture industry for over 23 years.  His experience began with five years in the retail side of the industry, which included management.  Chad then moved into the landscape design, installation and landscape management side, where he has has excelled for 18 years.  His knowledge and field experience has given him a thorough understanding of all aspects of landscape installation and maintenance, with increased knowledge and focus on planting, hardscaping, outdoor lighting and drainage.  He is a certified horticulturalist and pesticide applicator.      Chad is currently the LHN Northern Virginia Production Manager, as well as a talented designer and purchasing agent.

Contact Chad | chadsmith.lhn@gmail.com

Mary Austin – Garden Center Manager

Garden Center Manager, Mary Austin, is here to help you with all your landscape, hardscape and garden needs.  With 38 years in the landscape industry, she brings with her the knowledge to answer questions and make suggestions for a beautiful landscape.  A lifetime learner, Mary attended NVCC for six years, focusing on Horticulture and Business and became a Virginia Certified Horticulturist in 1989.  Mary has been in various management positions, over the years, which ensure that she knows the best way to handle any situation.

However, Mary is not all business.  She carries with her a lifetime of gardening experience, at her own home and was a Master Gardener, for 24 years.  Mary has also volunteered on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association for many years, mentoring new businesses along the way.  She has also written columns for several publications and had the honor of working on gardening trials with the late Dr. Bonnie Appleton, with Virginia Tech.

Whether you are a homeowner, civic organization or a landscape contractor, Mary is here to assist you in making the right decisions and to greet you with a warm country welcome.

Contact Mary | maryaustin.lhn@gmail.com

Cathy Tasker – Human Resources / Office Specialist

Cathy Tasker has worked in the banking and accounting fields for over 40 years. She came to work at LHN in April 2016 as the Office Specialist and currently processes payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Cathy brings a wealth of office knowledge to LHN and she is very personable when handling clients calls to the office.

Contact Cathy | cathytasker.lhn@gmail.com

Lisa Jordan – Office

Lisa’s first job was at a Garden Center in MD, 1998, where she started as a cashier.  She was moved to the different departments to learn/care for the different plant materials, ending in the Floral Department.  She quickly learned and developed her eye and love for floral arranging and wedding event planning.  Lisa was a Floral Manager for 4 years in MD, then moved to Hampton VA and was a Floral Manager for a large company for 7 years.  Her family wanted a more “country” area to raise their children, so they moved to the Culpeper area in 2012.  Lisa started working for LHN in 2012, where she managed the flora department and has enjoyed working in the different departments, throughout the company.  Her current role is office assistant where she manages a variety of office tasks.

Contact Lisa | lisajordan.lhn@gmail.com

Paula Coffman – Assistant Garden Center Manager 

Assistant Garden Center Manager, Paula Coffman, has over 30 years of experience in the landscape
industry. She has grown up with a love of gardening and floral design. She and her mother started
doing floral design, when she was a teenager, and she later did floral design at a shop owned by her
sister. After that, she turned to landscape installation, where she focused on estates in the Middleburg
area. In addition, she has worked on extensive municipal plantings and numerous installations on the
grounds of the National Zoo. No matter what your need, Paula will help you to make the best selections
for your landscape and can create beautiful gift combinations for any occasion.