Windmill Heights has been part of the community since 1965.
Founded in 1965 by Mason Hutcheson, the greenhouses were originally named "Ebenezer Heights Greenhouses". Mason started with just one greenhouse but quickly built more. Today, the business is run by his grandson, Paul, and a team of dedicated employees.
A world where everyone has their dream garden.
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A brief history...
Mason Hutcheson put up his first greenhouse in 1965 in Inlet, just north of the town of Culpeper. A year later, he moved to the present location, bringing the greenhouse with him. As the years went by, he added more greenhouses.
In 1990, Mason retired from his career as an Agricultural Extension Agent. During his career, he taught 4-H to youth and gardening classes to adults.
After retirement, Mason devoted all his attention to the business, and gained a loyal following of local gardeners seeking quality plants.
In 2012, Mason sold the business to his grandson, Paul Hutcheson. We are proud to be a true family-owned business, with 4 generations having worked in the business through the years. We are blessed to have faithful employees, many who have been with us 10+ years.
Today, the focus continues to be quality plants and building relationships with our customers - many of whom have been supporting us for 50+ years! Thank you!
For more about our unique perspective on growing, and what we do behind the scenes to Guarantee Your Success, click on "Our Guarantee" in the top menu.
Mason Hutcheson (1935-2021)
Mason Hutcheson was born in Mecklenburg, Virginia to farming parents. His mother loved flowers and instilled a love of growing in her son. In college, Mason studied Dairy Science, which led him to Culpeper to be the Dairy Extension Specialist. His role soon included 4-H, the animal club for children. People would often phone into the Extension office with gardening questions, and soon Mason was the informal Horticulture specialist also! He later brought the Master Gardener class (a program of Virginia Tech) to Culpeper.
Throughout his life, his love of people was obvious. He touched so many lives - through 4-H, Extension, prison ministry, the Culpeper Christian School, Camp Red Arrow and Christian Bible Ministries (CBM). He was a member of Culpeper Christian Fellowship church and also a Gideon Bible member.
Everyone who knew him knew that he loved them, that he loved Jesus Christ, and that he cared for them. He was a friend, mentor, and advocate for hundreds of youth and teens. He would often drop flowers on doorsteps of people he knew needed a smile that day - everyone always knew it was him! - who else could it be?
He passed away December 20, 2021. He is dearly missed, but we hope that you have gained encouragement from his life, and that when you visit and see the beautiful trees and flowers that he planted and nurtured, that you will be inspired to plant your own garden, and also "sow into" the lives of people around you who need a smile and encouragement from you.
I am so thankful to have had him as my grandfather and business mentor, and I am blessed to be able to continue the business that he started and loved.
I love you "Papa"
Paul Hutcheson, 3rd generation and present owner
Hear what our customers are saying:
"I love shopping at Windmill Heights in Culpeper. They carry a great selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. My garden has lots of different things that I have purchased from them. Some of my favorites are the succulents and begonias. Their friendly staff is always willing and eager to point you in the right direction for whatever you may be looking for. I am so glad this greenhouse is near, and I shop there often."
- Sarah M.