Open house will include 50 poinsettia varieties

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Poinsettia on display at the Thompson School Poinsettia Open House

The Thompson School of Applied Science will host its Poinsettia Open House at the University of New Hampshire greenhouses on Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 1. Visitors to the free event will enjoy 50 varieties of poinsettia and will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite.

A selection of poinsettia will be available for purchase on all three days. Fresh wreaths will also be available. Visitors can purchase a wreath designed by the Horticulture Club or design their own. Wreaths are $15, and all proceeds will benefit the Horticulture Club’s spring trip to Longwood Gardens.   

The event is at the Macfarlane Greenhouses at 13 Botanical Lane from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Metered parking is available on all three days at the UNH Visitor Center across from the greenhouses.  Additional free parking is located in A Lot.  The greenhouses are also served by Wildcat Transit’s free shuttle service:

The UNH Woodsmen Team Christmas tree sale will take place Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Putnam Hall parking lot adjacent to the Thompson School greenhouses.

The Balsam and Fraser firs for sale are responsibly harvested from the UNH Tree Farm, which is managed by the Thompson School of Applied Science forest technology program. Prices range from $30-$70, depending on the height of the tree. Cash and checks will be accepted.

All proceeds will benefit the UNH Woodsmen Team events and competitions.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Thompson School of Applied Science main office at (603) 862-1025.