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Support the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. 
-
Nelson Henderson

 

firefoxWe're in it for the long term. Years from now, our Horticulture students will bring their children back to the garden and point out "I helped plant that tree." As all who have gardened know, gardens are dynamic entities that require patience, hard work, creativity, and a bit of good luck. The Hahn Horticulture Garden is no exception. Our small but passionate staff does a lot with a little. Our community volunteers and student workers help keep it beautiful. In-kind donations of plants and services from generous green industry members and affiliates over the years have helped build the garden into the campus jewel that it is today.

There are many ways you can help support the mission of the Hahn Horticulture Garden: give a gift, join our Friends of the Garden membership program, or become a volunteer.

 

Simple Gifts

Donations to the Hahn Horticulture Garden may be made payable to the Virginia Tech Foundation, a tax-deductible organization. Ways to give include outright gifts and pledges, matching gifts, stocks or securities, gifts-in-kind, and deferred gifts/bequests. We have many projects – either renovations or new additions from the Phase II Master Plan - in need of funding. These are wonderful naming opportunities to honor a loved one or make a statement as a VT alum. Please contact Dr. Holly Scoggins, Director, for more information (540) 231-5783 or VT Gift Planning at (800) 533-1144 or Email giftplanning@vt.edu.

An easy way to give: simply print off this form, designate the Hahn Horticulture Garden as recipient, make check payable to the Virgnia Tech Foundation, and mail it in. Done!

 

Become a Friend of the Garden

What a great way to make a difference! All funds help support our day-to-day operations and expansion. Memberships run from July to June each year.firefox


Membership forms will go out to our mailing list at the end of June, or you can click here: HHG_Membership_Form_1314.pdf

Friends of the Garden annual membership benefits:
- HHG’s Garden Leaflet newsletter
- Friends discount on our classes, seminars, workshops, and special events (discount varies with event)
- 10% Friends discount at the Spring Plant Sale (thanks to the generosity of the Virginia Tech Horticulture Club!)
- Free admission and discounts with your membership card to over 250 gardens and arboreta nationwide through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Gardens program.

Membership levels available:
Friend of the Garden Individual Membership $35
Senior or Student Membership $25 (55 and over or a full-time student)
Couples Membership (Two adults) $55
Garden Benefactor Membership $250
Garden Patron Membership $500 - includes engraved plate on plaque in the Garden Pavilion indicating Patron-level membership
Garden Ambassador Membership $1,000 - includes engraved plate on plaque in the Garden Pavilion indicating Ambassador-level membership

NOTE: All memberships for the 2013-2014 cycle expire June 30, 2014. You can join at any time; however, we cannot offer pro-rated memberships. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your new membership card Your contribution may be tax deductible. Since you receive some benefits from your gift, the IRS rules may limit the deductible portion to 80% of the amount contributed. We recommend you consult your tax advisor to determine how the tax laws may affect you.

 

Volunteer

volunteersVolunteers have played an important role in the garden since our beginning. We meet throughout the spring, summer, and fall on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. There are also additional day-time sessions during the week. All skill levels are welcome - it's a great way to learn and socialize as you work alongside experienced gardeners and enthusiastic newcomers. Call (540) 231-5970 to be added to our volunteer notice list.