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).

August 1st - September 30th. Simply Elemental Exhibition
After its success last summer, the Art in the Garden committee has teamed together once again to bring artwork into the garden from many talented artists throughout the New River Valley. Exhibit map and mobile site.

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 September 21, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Simply Elemental Walk with Paula Golden
  • Wednesday October 5, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Trees and shrubs – the ceilings and walls of outdoor rooms
    Walk with Alex Niemiera through the Hahn Horticulture Garden to observe how woody plants form architectural garden spaces. Alex will also supply specific cultural information and interesting facts on the noted trees and shrubs. Note: cancelled if rain.
  • Wednesday October 19th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Ornamental Grasses: Garden Heroes!
    Join Dr. Holly Scoggins of the Dept. of Horticulture for a walk and talk on her favorite grasses; all at peak bloom, color, and ready to combat tough garden conditions! If perennials are super-powered "Avengers" of the garden, then rugged and gorgeous ornamental grasses must be "Thor"!

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: Bursting with Color with Karen Sewell.
More information.

Shovels and Buckets and Books, Oh My!
Hahn Horticulture Garden and Montgomery County 4-H are offering a super fun club focusing on garden or nature-related books and hands-on activities for youth in grades k-2! Each week we will read a book and play games and do hands-on activities related to that book. Classes will be led by the Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Hahn Horticulture Garden, the Montgomery County 4-H Extension Agent, and trained volunteers (generally 3 or more adults for each class). Hahn Horticulture Garden will provide space for club meetings and activities.

Ages: Open to all county youth (4-H and non 4-H members) in grades K-2

Dates: Club meetings are on the following dates: September 7, 21; October 5, 19, 26; and November 2, 9. This totals 7 weeks.

Times: 4:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Location: Hahn Horticulture Garden and Pavilion, Virginia Tech Campus

Cost: $25 per child - This fee covers a small snack and all supplies

Make checks payable to “Treasurer, Virginia Tech”.
If financial assistance is needed, we can work with you on payment options. Please contact us for more information or to request a financial assistance application (contact information listed below).

Register: To register for the spring classes, complete a 4-H health history form. You can download the form at: http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/388/388-906/388-906-PDF.pdf
Return the form with your payment to Stephanie Huckestein, 200 Garden Lane, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. 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. Registration deadline is Friday, September 2. Maximum of 16 children, minimum of 8.

Questions? Contact Michelle Dickerson (382-5790, adickerson@vt.edu) or Stephanie Huckestein (231-5970, vtgarden@vt.edu).

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

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 bburgyoga@gmail.com.

We are always working to make the garden better. Here are a few of our upcoming projects to look forward to!


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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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