The Floriculture Research Station, Thovalai was established on 24.07.08 as per the G.O. Ms. No. 285 Agriculture (AU) Department dated 11.09.08, with the aim of developing and providing various improved and cost effective technologies to the flower growers and entrepreneurs involved in floriculture industry. The research station is located at Visuvasapuram village near Thovalai town, Kanyakumari District, in National Highway 47B at a distance of 2 km from Thovalai flower market and 10 km from Nagercoil town. The total extent of the farm is 4.43 ha.