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).

Save the date! Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Announcing the 13th annual Garden Gala at the Hahn!

It is THE best garden party in Virginia and we want to invite you to join us. The Gala starts at 5:30 and ends at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Our Gala is an evening of food, friends, and flora, and it will entertain you with two exciting auctions.

More information

Buy tickets to the Gala (online)

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017   10am to 4pm
Papermaking Demo with Gibby Waitzkina papermaker and photographer from Floyd, Va., who creates hand-made paper compositions, will reveal the science behind her papermaking process. She will provide a hands-on demonstration of the meticulous process required to create the unique paper for her art mementos from nature, transforming them into parts of a com-position. She grows and harvests the fibers, cooks, and pours the pulp to create sheets of paper, and seals each composition in beeswax. The process is amazing! Waitzkin’s work is on exhibit at the Hahn Garden Pavilion during the months of May and June, 2017.

$150, included supplies and lunch. Must preregister by June 12 by contacting Stephanie or 540-231-5970.

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 May 3, 2017 12:00-1:00 p.m. Body-friendly Gardening Techniques with Carol Beliveau
    They say the “gardening is good for you.” If you don’t move properly, you can easily hurt yourself!! Carol Beliveau and her Trebel Wellness team will discuss and demonstrate ways to protect your body while gardening. They will show proper lifting, bending, functional movements, etc. Join us for some great tips that will keep you gardening for many years!

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: Fiber Art with Gibby Waitzkin. More information.

Announcement: Simply Elemental Artist Proposals deadline is May 15, 2017 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,

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

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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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