2004 UNH Greenhouse Open House April 2 & 3
Coincides with annual Seacoast Home and Garden Show at Whittemore Center

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

March 24, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Greenhouse will host its annual open house with lectures and displays Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The open house is sponsored jointly by the Thompson School of Applied Science, the UNH Plant Biology Department and Cooperative Extension. It is free and open to the public.

UNH staff and students will present colorful displays and educational lectures of interest to home gardeners and landscapers. Saturday lectures feature information about native plants and habitats in the state, the best plants for New Hampshire gardens and landscapes, and medicinal plants. Displays will include the new “Wildcat” ornamental cultivars, Snackseed pumpkins, hydropnics research, and information about the master gardener program.

Other events and activities include plant sales, a plant diagnostic lab (bring your ‘sick’ plants for diagnosis), tours of the greenhouse and a scavenger hunt and coloring contest for children.

The UNH greenhouses are located off Main Street on the west end of Durham. The open house coincides with the 2004 Seacoast Home and Garden Show at the Whittemore Center. Shuttle service will be available between the greenhouses and the Whittemore Center.

For more information on greenhouse open house, call 603-862-3200 or visit the
Cooperative Extension Ag Calendar at http://ceftp.unh.edu/shell/webevent.pl?cmd=opencal&cal=cal3&