2005 UNH Greenhouse Open House Is April 1 And 2
Coincides with Annual Seacoast Home and Garden Show at Whittemore Center

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

March 16, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire Greenhouse will host its annual open house with lectures and displays to help chase away winter and welcome spring Friday and Saturday, April 1 and April 2, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The open house is sponsored by the Thompson School of Applied Science, the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, 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. Visitors can pick up a wealth of tips on such topics as Alternatives to Invasive Landscape Plants, the Journey of a Botanist on the Trail of Lewis & Clark, and Secrets to Controlling Damaging Lawn Insects, as well as participate in an ‘Ask the Expert’ session. Displays will include the backwoods garden, water recycling, UNH composting (U DOO), plant breeding, Snackseed pumpkins, information on the N.H. Master Gardener program, and more. Other activities include plant sales, a Plant Diagnostic Lab, greenhouse tours, and a scavenger hunt and coloring contest for children.

This year’s Greenhouse Open House will coincide with the 2005 Seacoast Flower, Home, & Garden Show at the Whittemore Center. Shuttle service will be available between the greenhouses and the Whittemore Center on Friday and Saturday.

The UNH greenhouses are located off Main Street on the west end of Durham. For more information on greenhouse open house, call 603-862-3200.