The University of New Hampshire and the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture recently announced changes that will transform the Thompson School of Applied Science in response to the realities of higher education within our state and region.

The Horticultural Technology program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Currently enrolled students will have access to courses and resources until they graduate in May 2019.

You can learn more about the university’s plan and find answers to frequently asked questions at The Future of the Thompson School.

poinsettiasThe Thompson School Horticultural facilities include the Thompson School grounds, consisting of 3 teaching gardens which are used as outdoor classrooms for pruning, landscape construction and plant identification classes.  Student also utilize the UNH Campus and two Horticultural Farms.  The UNH campus is a diverse landscape which includes many common and unusual plants and landscape communities. 

Horticultural Technology students also have access to the TSAS Greenhouse facility. The facility is comprised of 6000 sq. ft. of inside growing area as well as 3500 sq. ft. of outdoor container production area. Within the facility the students, during laboratory and practicum periods, produce a year-round assortment of cut flowers, potted plants, bulbs, spring annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.

The greenhouse facility consists of a 35’x100’ single layer glass house, 30’x50’ double layer polyethylene house and a 15’x50’ propagation house. Our 3500 sq. ft. of outdoor production area house our trees, shrubs and perennials.

Feel free to visit the Greenhouse anytime, academic year hours are 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday and 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday and Saturday. During the summer the greenhouse is open from 8:00 am - 4:15 pm Tuesday - Friday and 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday and Saturday. For more information please call 603-862-1074