Education and Special Events at the Hahn Horticulture 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).
Art in the Garden Reception - May 5, 2:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here for flyer.
Meet the artists, see the work that has been displayed over the past year, and preview upcoming exhibits! Light refreshments. Peggy Lee Hahn Pavilion. Free and open to the public
Art in the Garden new program featuring the work of local artists on display inside the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. Currently on display: "NATURESCAPES" - Quilts by Linda M. Fiedler. More information here.
Spring Gardening Workshops and Seminars
UPCOMING GARDEN SEMINAR - Thursday, May 9:
Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) Auditorium - corner of Duck Pond and Washington Street. $10 Friends of the Garden/$15 general public. Call Stephanie at 540-231-5970 to register by phone or email email@example.com.
It's time to take a fresh look at the cottage garden! This traditionally British form can be easily adapted for American gardens using American plants. The charming jumble of perennials and shrubs can be a truly sustainable and beautiful model for small gardens. American gardeners can have all the advantages of a cottage garden--the romantic appeal, the low maintenance, and the colorful charm of it all--with a wildlife friendly native mix. Thomas will share tips for designing a contemporary cottage garden, including his picks of native plants best suited for cottage gardens.
Thomas Rainer is a landscape architect by profession and a gardener by obsession. Thomas has worked on projects such as the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The New York Botanical Garden, but is happiest puttering in his small garden in Washington, D.C. You can find more about Thomas at his award-winning blog, "Grounded Design." Thomas thinks you should use more natives, plant in humongous masses, and loosen up that landscape, for crying out loud.
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop with Barry Robinson - Smithfield/Hahn Partnership!
Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Hahn Garden Pavilion. $15 per registrant, pre-registration required. REGISTER THROUGH SMITHFIELD - call 540-231-3947
Join Historic Smithfield Plantation and the Hahn Horticultural Garden for grafting class. Horticulturist Barry Robinson will lead the hands-on workshop through the science of fruit tree grafting. Heritage scionwood from the orchards at Smithfield Plantation will be used. Students will be able to take home (4) grafted rootstocks. Minimum class size required to make. Call 540-231-3947 to register!
Lunchtime Learning - Free Garden Walks and Talks
Held on various Wednesdays (not every Wed.). All start promptly at 12:00 noon and run from 30 minutes to one hour. Meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. No registration required. Parking passes available at Pavilion for Visitors only. F/S must park in designated F/S spaces.
May 15 12:00-1:00 p.m. "Hens in Your Household" with Holly Scoggins
Learn a bit about what's involved in caring for back-yard chickens. Holly and Joel have more than 10 years of experience, including the Good, the Bad, and the Gross.
Youth and Junior Master Gardener Program Activities