The Garden itself will remain open to the public for the foreseeable future (we don’t have gates, so we can’t really close it anyway!). We do ask that guests practice safe social distancing and avoid physical contact with our staff members. However, please note that the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion building (and its restrooms) will be closed to the public until further notice.
Our full-time staff will continue to work in the Garden as long as it is safe for them to do so. People who want to volunteer their time to assist with weeding and general maintenance should contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hahn Horticulture Garden encompasses nearly six acres of teaching and display gardens on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1984 by Horticulture faculty, the garden serves undergraduate students and the local community as a learning resource for plant material, landscaping concepts, and environmental awareness.
Our garden features perennial borders, water gardens, shade gardens, a meadow garden, and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion (and plants, of course. Lots of plants.) Visit us in all seasons - to relax, enjoy, learn, and grow!
Our garden is open every day of the week from dawn 'till dusk, free of charge. Please note that the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion (restrooms and water fountains) is only open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
To avoid tickets from VT Parking Services, please pick up a Visitor's Pass from the Virginia Tech Visitor Center, located at 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (next to the Inn at Virginia Tech). If you park in the visitor's lot without a Visitor's Pass, you run the risk of being ticketed by Parking Services (and we are powerless to help you with it). This is not a Garden policy, rather a campus-wide policy.
You may park in our visitors lot or anywhere on campus (unless there are parking restrictions due to athletic events).
From the main entrance of Virginia Tech from Highway 460, enter on Southgate Drive, travel straight through the first traffic circle, merge into the left lane and at the second traffic circle exit onto Duckpond Drive. While on Duckpond Drive, you will pass the baseball field on your right and the Vet School on your left. Continue up the hill to the four-way stop and turn right onto Washington Street. Take the next right onto Garden Lane, which runs between the greenhouse complex and the Garden; this brings you to the Visitor Parking area and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion.