Renovated Floriculture Building Debuts to Students, Families During Cornucopia

The Floriculture Building was recently renovated. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

The Floriculture Building was recently renovated. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

The recently renovated Floriculture Building made its debut to students and families this weekend during Cornucopia, an annual event showcasing the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

As part of the renovations, the Floriculture Greenhouse retail operations were updated and now operate under the name UConn Blooms. During Cornucopia, UConn Blooms gave out free roses to the first 300 people attending, and invited students to take part in the Keep It Alive! contest by taking home a potted plant of their choice and keeping it alive through Dec. 7, when the plants will be judged. The sale of plants grown in the greenhouses helps support the plant science department.

The retail outlet UConn Blooms offered free roses to people attending Cornucopia on Sept. 23. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

The retail outlet UConn Blooms offered free roses to people attending Cornucopia on Sept. 23. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Jim Palmieri, manager of UConn Blooms in the Floriculture Building, gives Colleen Jost '14 (ENG) a free rose. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Jim Palmieri, manager of UConn Blooms in the Floriculture Building, gives Colleen Jost ’14 (ENG) a free rose. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

UConn Blooms reached out to students and families with free roses and a contest for students. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

UConn Blooms reached out to students and families with free roses and a contest for students. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

In the Keep it Alive! contest, students could choose a plant at the Floriculture Greenhouse to take home and keep alive until Dec. 7, when the plants will be judged. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

In the Keep it Alive! contest, students could choose a plant at the Floriculture Greenhouse to take home and keep alive until Dec. 7, when the plants will be judged. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

 

In addition to structural renovations, the Floriculture Building has new landscaping along Route 195. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

In addition to structural renovations, the Floriculture Building has new landscaping along Route 195. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)