Hugh grew up in the nursery business. He obtained a B.S.A. (Hort) from the U of M and has managed Skinner’s Nursery in Inglis, MB. Hugh completed a book, co-authored with Sara Williams, “Best Trees and Shurbs for the Prairies”, published by Fifth House Publishing and has written a manual on Integrated Pest Management for Assiniboine College.
Hugh teaches a course in Nursery Crop Production in the Prairie Horticulture Certification program and has given numerous workshops on topics related to gardening and landscaping. He has served on the board of the MB Horticultural Association, was Chairman of Crocus Trail Inc and is currently on the Board of Directors for MB Communities in Bloom. Hugh has judged for several years at the provincial and national level for Communities in Bloom.