Art in the Garden

Art LogoThe Hahn Horticulture Garden (HHG) is not only a fabulous collection of living art; it is a showplace for artists from throughout the New River Valley and surrounding area. The Pavilion hosts 6 artist a year with a wide diversity of visual arts from photography to handmade paper; acrylics, watercolors and oils; mono-printing to metal work. The love of nature is shown in the creativeness of our local artists.

In 2015 the art went outside and Simply Elemental was born. Simply Elemental is an outdoor multi-artist installation integrated along the garden paths, plantings, and trees of the HHG. It is held annually from August 1st and September 30th. Simply Elemental 2018 was the first time that Performing Artists were also included.

In conjunction with the art show, the HHG has conducted a variety of events, including meet the artists receptions, hands-on art workshops, speakers and garden-art tours. Watch our events calendar for dates.

Please click the tabs below form more information on art being displayed in the Garden.

Upcoming Artists in the Pavilion for 2023:

  • May/Jun: Dianne Gillis Roberson
  • Jul/Aug: TAVA
  • Sep/Oct: Natalie Siegel
  • Nov/Dec: Nancy Norton
  • Interested in showing your work in the Pavilion? Email us at

Simply Elemental is an outdoor, multi-artist installation integrated along the garden paths, plantings, and trees of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech. It is held annually between August 1st and September 30th.

For additional information on the event, please visit the Simply Elemental website

Teresa Regil

About the artist

When I paint, I feel I am worshiping. I am in awe of the wonderful Creation, children, flowers, animals are awesome created things. By applying my brush on the canvas, I rejoice in it, with it, and through it. -Teresa Regil

People faces, gestures, facial expressions, emotions, and the stories or history behind them, that is what moves me to paint. My portraits in oil are painted images of these characteristics. I started painting portraits in 2008, tried different mediums, however oil is my favorite.

As a retired pediatric dentist, children’s faces are my passion; there is nothing and nobody else more honest. On the other hand, adults with the signs of years are wonderful subjects. As a child, I loved to draw and my mother always told me I was good. Instead, I chose to focus on a medical career and life with my husband and children. It was when my husband was diagnosed with cancer that I turned to art to relax and painting has been my loyal passion.