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).
Save These Dates:
Hort Club Spring Plant Sale - April 24, 25, 26, 2014.
Spring Fling Garden Tour!!! - April 26, 2014. Three fabulous gardens. Tickets will be available ONLY at the Hort Club Spring Plant Sale! Stay tuned for garden descriptions.
10th Annual Garden Gala - June 14, 2014.
Art in the Garden new program featuring the work of local artists on display inside the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. Currently on display in the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion through February: "Selections from the Blumenati" by Knic Umstead
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, or stop at the Visitor's Center on Prices Fork to pick up a pass. F/S must park in designated F/S spaces.
Pandapas Pond Pollinator Garden-- with Barbara Walker, Volunteer Coordinator at the Eastern Divide Ranger District, US Forest Service
February 26 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Did you know that there is a native plant, pollinator-friendly garden in our national forest, just minutes away from Pandapas Pond? Barbara will describe the garden, show some of the plants that you’ll see growing there and tell how local volunteers have worked to create this area.
Abundant Mini Gardens: Introduction to Growing Abundant Fruit and Year-Round Vegetables in Small Raised Garden Beds - Debra Graff
Wed. March. 19 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Harvest 2-6 pounds of vegetables per square foot of garden bed per year
• Design and grow a mini fruit garden—including tiny 4-6 foot high fruit trees
• Harvest fresh vegetables 12 months a year using simple cold frames
• Save hundreds of dollars on your grocery bill
Debra Graff is an organic gardener with over 30 years experience in growing food in raised garden beds.
Seminars and Workshops
LOTS going on this winter at the Pavilion- so don't go dormant! We're featuring fabulous plants, delicious herbs, botanical intrigue, gardening tips and techniques, and more - all to get you inspired for spring! Note space is limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED - print off form (below) and mail it in, or contact Stephanie at email@example.com or call 540.231.5970 to let us know you're coming.
Seed Starting Workshop - Only a few spaces left!
Dr. Holly Scoggins, Dept. of Horticulture and Garden Director, HHG
Tuesday March 4, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. $15 Friends of the Garden and Hale YMCA Gardeners/$20 general public - Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion
Join us for an info-packed seminar on how to get the most out of your vegetable and flower seeds. Holly will cover seed saving and storage, strategies to enhance germination, and care of seedlings. Bonus: take home seeds and other goodies to get started! Holly is an Associate Professor, teaches courses in the Dept. of Horticulture and is the Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden.
CLASS IS FULL: Mini Hoophouse Construction at the Hale YMCA Community Garden
Jenny Schwanke, Garden Coordinator FULL
Tuesday March 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $15 Hale YMCA Gardeners and Friends of the Hahn Garden/$20 general public.
Come to the Hale YMCA Community Garden to learn how to build a mini hoophouse, perfect for nurturing a few flats of spring seedlings. Take the hoophouse home, or place in your community garden plot. Tools and materials will be provided. Taught by Hale Y Community Garden Coordinator Jenny Schwanke
Sign up for both Seed Starting and Mini Hoophouse Construction and receive a $5 discount!
Karen Rexrode, estate gardener at Oak Hill (Leesburg, VA), and horticulturist with Merrifield Garden Center.
Saturday March 29, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. $15 Friends of the Garden/$20 general public
Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion
Have you ever wondered how a garden can seem to fit around a home, like the perfect piece in a puzzle? When the house and landscape flow together, you feel very comfortable in that space. Questions arise, is it a personal thing? Naturalistic thing? A lack of mastery or someone's great attention to detail? After years of studying the concept, Karen has come up with some thoughts on the art of garden flow. She ties the movement and visual cues into a lecture that will help you understand what makes a person feel comfortable in your garden.
Karen Rexode is the go-to garden troubleshooterat Merrifield Garden Center, helping hundreds of customers improve their landscapes. She is also the estate gardener at historic Oak Hill, and a fantastic artist and photographer.
Youth and Junior Master Gardener Program Activities
Junior Master Gardener Program
Join Robert McDuffie (Dept. of Horticulture) on this terrific spring adventure:
California here we come! Get a jumpstart on spring with Robert McDuffie's "Gardens of Southern California" tour. While it's cold and rainy on the east coast, it's warm and sunny in LA. And not just Los Angeles--San Diego, 29 Palms and Santa Barbara are all warm and sunny. We'll be there to see some of the best gardens in the country. The dates are March 7-15, 2014, and the cost is $2650 per person (double occupancy). The cost includes the flight too. Gardens include: the San Diego Botanic Garden, the Los Angeles Arboretum, the Huntington, Descanso Gardens, the Getty Villa, the Getty Center, Lotusland, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and more! Robert is your host on this exciting journey and has been leading garden tours all over the globe for 30 years. For more information, check out his website at: