Education and Special Events at the Garden

There's always something going on at the Hahn!
Fabulous speakers, seminars, symposia, hands-on workshops, free garden walks, plant sales, and other events happen throughout the year - check back frequently for the latest!

Be sure to pick up a Visitor's Permit from Parking Services or the VT Visitor's Center if attending an event in the garden during weekday business hours (M-F, 8-5). Faculty and staff can only park in F/S spaces (limited).

Rejuvention Flow, 75 minutes every Tuesday @ 5:30 PM, Hahn Horticulture Pavilion (Lots of Available FREE PARKING!! The practice will be held INSIDE with a beautiful view of the gardens.) NO Yoga August 24th.

A more basic yoga offering, with longer holds and more grounding postures. A nice place for new practitioners, or the average human being who needs to slow down. This offering will concentrate on a more basic postures, hip openers, forward folds as well as restorative stretching to release any unnecessary stress.

Please Invite friends, students and collegues. For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page or contact

All from noon to 1:00 p.m. on selected Wednesdays as noted. All talks meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. No charge! Parking pass required for our visitor lot. Check our website for additional Learn at Lunch talks as they’re added.

  • Wednesday August 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Butterfly Walk with Tom McAvoy of the Entomology Department. We will enjoy a walk through the garden getting a close look at different butterfly species, learning about their life cycle, and plants that attract them.
  • Wednesday September 16, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Simply Elemental: An Outdoor Art Adventure. Dr. Diane Relf, Professor Emeritus, Artist, and Chair of the Art in the Garden Committee, will share the “behind the scenes” of the Simply Elemental: An Outdoor Art Adventure exhibit. Dr. Relf will lead us through the garden discussing the artists and work. This is planned as an outdoor walk, but will be presented indoors should the weather not cooperate.

Saturday, August 29, 10 to 11am Monarch Migration and Tagging.

Come learn about the Monarch Migration which will be occurring this fall. Join Ellen Reynolds of Beagle Ridge Herb Farm as she explains the complex life cycle and journey the Monarch will embark on as they get ready for the subsequent generation. Experience this annual phenomena as live butterflies are tagged and released to start their journey.
Free to attend, but please contact Stephanie to register or 540-231-5970

Art in the Garden features the work of local artists on display inside the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. Currently on display in the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion quilt art by Gwen Goepel.
More information.

The 2015-16 class is full. For more information on the JMG or other youth programs, contact Stephanie Huckestein, or 540-231-5970

Hahn Horticulture Garden and Montgomery County 4-H invites you to join our Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program.  The JMG program is a fun youth gardening program modeled after the highly successful adult Master Gardener program.  It offers horticultural and environmental science education through creative gardening activities.   The program includes 26 classes over the spring and fall (no summer classes).  Classes will be led by trained Master Gardener volunteers with support from Hahn Horticulture Garden and Extension staff (generally 3 or more adults for each class).  Hahn Horticulture Garden will provide garden space for some of the gardening projects.  Participants in this program will have the opportunity to become certified Junior Master Gardeners through hands-on learning, community service, and leadership projects.  Youth will be encouraged to work towards JMG certification, though this is not required.   Details about certification will be explained at the first meeting.

  • Ages: Open to all county youth (4-H and non 4-H members) in grades 3 through 5
  • Dates: Fall Dates - every Wednesday, August 26 through November 18, 2015
    Spring Dates - will be announced following the fall sessions but will also be on Wednesdays
  • Times: Classes (spring and fall) will run from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hahn Horticulture Garden and Pavilion, Virginia Tech Campus
  • Cost: $50 per semester ($100 total) - This fee covers a JMG student handbook for each student, class supplies, and recognition items (chapter medals and final certification medal).

Make checks payable to “Treasurer, Virginia Tech”. Pay only $50 for the fall classes. For all students continuing in the spring (required for certification), we will collect the second $50 prior to the first class. If financial assistance is needed, we can work with you on some different payment options. Please contact one of the JMG coordinators for more information or to request a financial assistance application (contact information listed below).

To register, complete a 4-H health history form. You can download the form at:
Return the form with your payment to Montgomery County Extension, 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1G, Christiansburg, VA 24073.
Upon receipt of your registration, we will e-mail you directions and other information, so please be sure to print your home e-mail address legibly and clearly. If you do not have internet or e-mail access, please call our office at 382-5790. We will mail you a health history form and other information about the program.

Questions? Contact Michelle Dickerson (382-5790, or Stephanie Huckestein (231- 5970,

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Michelle Dickerson at (540) 382-5790/TDD* during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

For more information on upcoming JMG session/openings, contact Stephanie at or call 540-231-5970.

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Hahn Horticulture Garden and Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Stephanie Huckestein, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at (540) 231-5970 during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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