A brief history of Cohansey Nursery
Lee Mayhews’ grandfather owned and operated the farm where the nursery is presently located. At that time, the farm was not a plant nursery, just a regular farm with your typical crops. There was also a chicken farm at the same location all those years ago.
In 1990, Lee Mayhew started Cohansey Nursery with just a few greenhouses, he worked at the nursery business part-time until he could build up his customer base and plant selections. In the beginning Lee just rented the property from his grandfather, later as the business grew, he bought property and expanded the business gradually.
In 2015 Lee and Sissy’s son, Garrett joined them with his own nursery of potted plants. This new nursery included trees and is called Garrett Mayhew Nursery.
Cohansey Nursery is a family run farm with Lee heading up the nursery. Sissy runs the office and takes care of customer service and all the paperwork. And, Garrett is busy keeping Garrett Mayhew Nursery growing and expanding with his selection of potted plants. Cohansey Nursery and Garrett Mayhew Nursery with his pots, now occupy over 55 acres of beautiful South Jersey.
When asked “what’s your specialty?” Lee responds “Cohansey Nursery does not specialize in one kind of plant. It’s special-ness is that there is nice variety of beautiful plants.”