Peggy Lee Hahn Horticulture Garden
The Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion; image by Kim Peterson - Virginia Tech Office of Visual and Broadcast Communications, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5864712
A sculpture by Frank Lloyd Wright; image by Kim Peterson - Virginia Tech Office of Visual and Broadcast Communications, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5864803
Fall foliage and waterfall at the Hahn Horticulture Garden; image by Kim Peterson - Virginia Tech Office of Visual and Broadcast Communications, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5864784
Thomas Marshall Hahn, Jr. (in office July 1, 1962 – December 31, 1974); image by Zfellone - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49128943
Backstory and Context
In November 2004, the Virginia Tech Horticulture Garden was renamed in honor of Peggy L. Hahn, a generous benefactor to the university whose donation facilitated the garden's expansion. The Peggy Lee Hahn Pavillion was added in 2006, and the Hahn Meadow Garden was constructed in 2008. She is known for love of gardening and her outstanding service as VT's first lady; her husband, Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr., served as the president of Virginia Tech from 1962 to 1974.
The garden features hundreds of species of woody and herbaceous plants from locations across the globe. The foliage is showcased in a dwarf conifer display, perennial border, shade beds, trident maple allee, wisteria arbor, and xeriscape area. Water features include the Jane Andrews Memorial Stream Garden—which includes more than 20 species of bog and aquatic plants—and a pond surrounded by Japanese maples and beds of annuals.
"Hahn Horticulture Garden." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed February 20, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hahn_Horticulture_Garden.
"History of the HHG." Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture. Accessed February 20, 2017. http://www.hort.vt.edu/hhg/history.html.