UNH Spring Greenhouse Open House
Come learn about home gardening, landscaping, current research, and other growing information at the University of New Hampshire Spring Greenhouse Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, 2019. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. The event is free and open to the public.
A facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, the UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses provide a venue for UNH faculty, staff and students to present colorful displays and educational lectures of interest to home gardeners, greenhouse producers, and landscapers. The UNH Thompson School will display garden show-quality landscape options with a focus on water features. The UNH Plant Diagnostic Lab and Cooperative Extension Plant Health Program will have a display on common diseases and problems of garden and landscape plants. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions about plant health problems. UNH experts and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help get gardens off to a great start.
Friday and Saturday tours will be scheduled for the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses, aquaponics research greenhouses at the Kingman Research Farm, and the UNH high tunnels, two greenhouse-style structures associated with the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program where students produce greens for on-campus consumption.
Other open house activities include the UNH Thompson School Flower Show and Plant Sale, and children’s activities. The Greenhouse Café will serve coffee, lunch, and delicious homemade treats. The café, hosted by the Thompson School Horticultural Club.
On Saturday, the UNH Spring Greenhouse Open House coincides with the 2019 Seacoast Home and Garden Show at the Whittemore Center.
The UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses are located off Main Street on the west end of Durham. Seminars will take place in Putnam Hall across the parking lot from the greenhouses. On Friday, metered parking is available at the UNH Visitor Center across from the greenhouses; parking on Saturday and Sunday is free. Handicap parking spaces and short-term parking for plant pickup will be available near the main greenhouse entrance. The greenhouses are also served by Wildcat Transit’s shuttle service: https://www.unh.edu/transportation/wildcat-transit.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/nhaes/ and https://www.facebook.com/UNHMacfarlaneResearchGreenhouses/.
The UNH Greenhouse Open House is sponsored by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, the Thompson School of Applied Science, UNH Dept. of Biological Sciences and Dept. of Agriculture, Nutrition & Food Systems of the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and UNH Cooperative Extension. For info contact Lori Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.