Meet our Experienced Staff
“Our goal is to maintain and grow the successful wholesale business while making a focused effort to expand our garden center and retail business through quality products, friendly and helpful staff, and creating an experience that is intimate, personable and different than your traditional garden center adventure.”-Duffy Hutchins (Operations Manager)
Duffy grew up in Port Washington Wisconsin, where he developed his love for the outdoors from an early age. Duffy spent his high school summers landscaping around Milwaukee’s north shore while growing his passion for the industry.
He attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he earned a degree in environmental design. Upon graduation, Duffy moved to Crested Butte, CO where he would spend the next 15 years running a seasonal landscape business while pursuing his other passions of rock climbing, biking, and skiing in the off seasons. In 2015 Duffy and his family moved back to Wisconsin in pursuit of personal and professional adventures. Duffy worked as a landscape project manager for three years in the Madison market before coming into his current role at McKay Garden Center – Oregon.
Duffy believes that the garden is such a wonderful way for families to have experiences together whether that’s planting annuals, reading a book under your favorite tree, catching butterflies in your back yard, or sitting around a fire pit in the summer! We want to help people create and enjoy those memories for years to come.
With over 30 years of retail gardening experience Mike rarely gets stumped with a question. His knowledge when it comes to annuals is outstanding! He’s always looking for ways to expand our retail section at our garden center. We now have annuals, hanging baskets, garden & lawn decor, expanded perennial selection, and decorative planters. Mike is your go-to guy for everything and anything flower and shrub related!