ABOUT Us > History

McHutchison has had a history of innovation within the industry. During its early days, the firm was a leader in the importation of nursery liners from Europe which greatly expanded the market in the United States. Along with bulbs which were imported to the New York docks and shipped by rail, the address at Chambers Street became one of America's best known horticultural addresses.

Over time, McHutchison developed the Mac-Pak line of products for the evolving garden center market after World War II. Prepackaged bulbs, prepackaged perennials, bamboo stakes and rakes, and Slug-it became staples in the evolving garden centers.

Demand for new products, and the availability of a new shipping pot made of plastic expanded the market available to the McHutchison sales force. Coupled with improved transportation methods providing product from distant growers became cost effective and McHutchison greatly expanded its vendor partners.

During the early 1960's finished nursery stock became an important part of the McHutchison portfolio, and in the mid 1970's nursery stock from the Pacific Northwest became a key part of our product mix. To this day, we remain one of the largest nursery providers to the trade with the ability to get our customers timely, cost effective deliveries.

We continue to constantly redefine our product offering to the greenhouse trade, and with no production or breeding facilities of our own, we have the independence to select what we believe are the best genetics, the best varieties and the best product type so our customers receive the best unbiased advice. This helps make our customer/partners successful.

This is our commitment to you, our customer. As it has been since 1902, we will do everything possible to be your partner in a successful horticultural business. For without you, McHutchison will not be around for the next 100 years.