Lee Highway Nursery

About Us

Our Story

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.

Our team of designers and horticulturalists at LHN brings over 130 years of combined experience in the landscape industry. From Landscape 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.  Their 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. Beckie is loving being a grandmother to 3 granddaughters! Contact Beckie | beckiecampbell.lhn@gmail.com

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

In 2010, Chad Lohr joined Lee Highway Nursery as a part owner and General Manager.  He is a 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 to our Northern Virginia Nursery and is actively involved in the daily operations of the business. Chad regularly meets with design and maintenance 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

Chad Smith
Northern Virginia Operations Manager / Purchaser / Sales & Design

Chad Smith has been involved in the Horticulture industry for over 27 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 excelled for 22 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 horticulturist and pesticide applicator.  Chad is currently the LHN Northern Virginia Operations Manager, as well as a talented designer and purchasing agent.

Contact Chad | chadsmith.lhn@gmail.com

Ashley Palmer
Garden Center Manager

Ashley has been in the industry since she was 16 years old.  Where she got a job at the local nursery, and stayed with them for 12 years, moving up the ranks and gaining both experience and knowledge. When it comes to plants she loves to learn new things as well as share what she’s learned. Her passion is in perennials and cottage gardens but she can help you brainstorm and plan out the perfect space for your home.   Contact Ashley | ashleypalmer.lhn@gmail.com

Mary Austin
Designer / Contractor Sales

Landscape Designer & Contractor Sales, Mary Austin, is here to help you with all your landscape, hardscape and garden needs.  With 41 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

Kendra Snyder

Kendra has been a part of the Lee Highway Nursery Team since December 2019. Recently graduating from Pennsylvania College of Technology, she has her Associates Degree in Landscape/Horticulture Technology: Landscape Emphasis. While in school she participated in the Horticulture Club as Vice President, attended the National Collegiate Landscape Competition where she placed in top 10 in multiple events, and attended industry events to expand her knowledge. Kendra was also featured in Lawn and Landscape Magazine as well as Greenhouse Management Magazine in 2019. Her love for plants and landscaping stemmed from her Father’s nursery in her hometown in Pennsylvania where she grew up learning the ins and outs of the business. She currently lives outside of Front Royal with her fiance, where she enjoys gardening, canning, hiking, fishing, and hunting.

Contact Kendra:  kendrasnyder.lhn@gmail.com

Cathy Tasker
Office Admin / Accounts Payable / Human Resources

Cathy has worked in the banking and accounting fields for over 50 years. She came to work at LHN in April 2016 as the Office Admin and HR.  She currently processes payroll and accounts payable. Cathy is a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loves cross-stitching, baking and gardening. Cathy brings a wealth of office knowledge to LHN and she is very personable when handling clients calls to the office. Contact Cathy:  ctasker.lhn@gmail.com

Lisa Jordan – Office Admin / Accounts Receivable 

Lisa has worked for LHN since June, 2012. She has worked in several departments for the company and currently is an Office Admin and processes all the accounts receivable. Lisa has been in the Horticulture industry since 1998 where she had her first job as a cashier at a Garden Center. She has an elaborate background in Floral Design including weddings and event planning. 

Contact Lisa: lisajordan.lhn@gmail.com