Interpretive Signage for Hahn Horticulture Garden
The Hahn Horticulture Garden encompasses nearly six acres of teaching and display gardens on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The garden serves undergraduate students and the local community as a learning resource for plant material, landscaping concepts, and environmental awareness. We provide a variety of free lectures and programs that are open to the community at large. The garden is also free and open to the public to enjoy year around. Our small but passionate staff does a lot with a little, as we do not receive university funding for general garden operations or improvements.
The funds raised through this campaign will be utilized to design, manufacture, and install a collection of six interpretive sign panels throughout the garden. These signs will further the garden’s mission of educating and enriching the lives of all garden guests, young and old. The sign panels, made of long-lasting, durable materials, will be approximately 18”x24” and mounted on posts adjacent to existing walkways. Examples of sign locations include the edible, spectrum, meadow, shade and xeriscape gardens. The signs will provide visitors with a variety of information, including details on specific plants, the design intent of spaces like the trident maple allee, environmental benefits, and other pertinent information.