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).

Thursday, July 20, 2017   9am to 11am
tour of the Hale-YMCA Community Garden with Jenny Schwanke Garden Coordinator. Cancelled

Thursday, July 20, 2017 6 to 8pm
Summer Flower Arranging Workshop
with Stephanie Huckestein and Jody Strom, owner of the Moss & Rose

We’ll stroll through the Hahn Horticulture Garden with Education and Outreach Coordinator, Stephanie Huckestein, to look at plants that you can grow in your own garden to use in summer floral arrangements. We’ll then learn how to create a compote style flower arrangement with Jody Strom, owner of The Moss & Rose, using greens from Hahn Garden and locally grown flowers from Stonecrop Farms. All floral arranging supplies will be provided along with a light snack and beverage. Limited to 24 participants.
$35 Friends of the Garden / $40 general public.
Contact Stephanie by Monday, July 17th to register. or 540-231-5970

Thursday, August 10, 2017   9am to 11am
visit the gardens of Elissa Steeves

Join the staff of the Hahn Garden for a visit to the beautiful and eclectic gardens of Elissa Steeves. Her gardens have been featured in Southern Living magazine! We will have a van to carpool since parking is tight. Please contact Stephanie by Tuesday August 8th at 5pm if you plan to attend ( or 540-231-5970). Maximum of 20 people (15 for van). No cost to attend.

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: Photography with Aileen Fletcher. More information.

The 3rd annual Simply Elemental Exhibition will take place August 1 to September 30. Learn more

The Hahn Horticulture Garden and Montgomery County 4-H are offering a fun youth program this spring called Make It With Plants! Lessons and activities will all involve making something with plants. It maybe be something crafty or culinary. Plants are super important and there are SO many uses for them! Classes will be led by trained volunteers with support from Hahn Horticulture Garden and Extension staff (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 6-8

Dates and time: Club meetings are Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm, from March 1 through May 3, 2017

Location: Hahn Horticulture Garden and Pavilion, Virginia Tech Campus

Cost: $50 per child - This fee covers 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, contact Margarita Palomino at If you do not have internet or e-mail access, please call our office at 382-5790. Registration deadline is Friday, February 22, 2017. Maximum of 16 children, minimum of 8.

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

Hatha Flow, every Tuesday at 5:30 PM inside the Hahn Horticulture Pavilion. 75 minutes. Free parking after 5:00 p.m. Practice is led by the Blacksburg Yoga Collective and held indoors with a beautiful view of the gardens!

These classes are characterized by a slower yoga practice with fewer poses that are held for a longer duration. We focus on stretching the larger muscle groups by building heat through flow, and then holding hip openers, shoulder and chest openers, forward folds, as well as other poses in effort to release stress in the body and mind. Extra mats and props are available for you to borrow.

Suggested donation: $5-10 a class

All are welcome- including beginners! For more information, email or visit 

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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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