UNH to Host Open House This Week
The University of New Hampshire’s Spring Greenhouse Open House will take place April 5 and April 6, at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses. 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 offer a flower show-quality display with a Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit theme. 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. UNH experts and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help get gardens off to a great start.
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.