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Interpretive Signage for Hahn Horticulture Garden

$4,161
109%
Raised toward our $3,800 Goal
48 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 26, at 08:00 AM EDT
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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.

 

 

Levels
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$6

Pansy Flower

The pansy might be small but with it's bright colors and ability to survive light freezes and snow, it delivers quite a punch! A donation of $6 will help us reach our goal of new signs in the garden.

$20

Peony

The lovely peony flower frequently steals the spotlight with it's large, often fragrant flowers in the late spring and early summer. You can steal the spotlight with a donation of $20 to help pay for the labor of digging a hole for a sign post.

$80

Hydrangea

With it's exciting array of colors and long-lived blooms the hydrangea is a focal piece all summer long! Your donation of $80 will help buy concrete and other materials that will create the bases for our interpretive signs.

$124

Rhododendron

Our native rhododendron is a common sight throughout the Appalachian Mountains and has brightly colored blooms from early spring to late summer. Your donation of $124 will cover the cost of a sturdy metal post which will be used to mount an interpretive sign.

$250

Mighty Maple

With it's stunning fall color the mighty maple has a powerful presence. Just like the maple, a donation of $250 makes a powerful difference. At this level you will help fund half of an interpretive sign.

$500

Super Sycamore

The sycamore tree can grow to an enormous size - frequently reaching 95-100 feet or taller! Your super donation of $500 will cover the cost of an entire interpretive sign.

$624

Majestic Oak

The majestic oak is the national tree of the United States, and is a symbol of strength and beauty. Your donation of $624 will pay for an entire interpretive sign as well as a mounting post!