Last week after several rainy days, I decided go for a walk through the Hahn Horticultural Garden at Virginia Tech. It’s just a 15 minute drive from The Oaks Victorian Inn. I stopped in at the Tech visitor’s center to get a parking pass and headed over to the gardens. I had forgotten how peaceful it was. There are perennial borders, water gardens, shade gardens, a meadow garden, and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden. Winding paths meander throughout with little alcoves here and there that have benches perfect for reading, meditating or just relaxing and decompressing. Several robins were bathing in the waterfalls,a pair of mallards were just hanging out on the grass and I even saw a cute little chipmunk disappear down a hole in the lawn.
Every time I visit the gardens I discover something that I haven’t seen before. After 5 years I finally noticed, “The Maid in the Mud” Garden Sprite by Frank Lloyd Wright, a gift from Warren and Margie Kark June 16 2007. She’s a lovely sculpture in one of the shaded gardens. Last year I took a ‘Drawing in the Garden” class which was a lot of fun. On Wednesday afternoons there are free Learn at Lunch Walks and Talks at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. I went to one that talked about fall bloomers and it inspired me to plant Japanese anemones here at The Oaks. Check out their events page for dates and discussions. I really should get over there for more of the summer lectures.
Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Announcing the 12th annual Garden Gala at the Hahn!
It is THE best garden party in Virginia. The Gala starts at 5:30 and ends at 9:00 p.m. It’s an evening of food, friends, and flora, and it will entertain you with two exciting auctions and the music of Pete Hastings and Paul Little on harmonica and guitar. Paul is a good friend of ours and if you go to the gala I’m sure you’ll enjoy the music.
See you among the flowers!