2020 Spring Lecture Series    
The Henry Schmieder Arboretum, Delaware Valley University  

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020
“A Holistic Approach to Landscape Design”
Presented by:  Baldev Lamba, Lamba Associates Landscape Architects and Temple University

The expressions of Landscape Design represent a reconciliation of the dynamic natural systems with cultural aspirations and values. A holistic approach is imperative in resolving the many competing or even contradictory demands imposed on our landscapes. Creating a meaningful and inspiring place that nourishes all our senses and celebrates the wonders of the natural world requires knowledge of a site’s natural systems, an understanding of human needs and desires, and a grasp of design aesthetics. 

Recent and emerging hypotheses and theories, such as biophilia, stress reduction theory, environmental preferences, nature deficit disorder and forest therapy provide compelling evidence of our profound dependence on the natural world. In this discourse, we will explore the age-old question of nature’s place and value in human adaptations and why healthy ecosystems are critical for our own health, happiness and even survival. 

Baldev Lamba is principal of Lamba Associates, Landscape Architects and an Associate Professor at Temple University. He earned his Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor in Architecture from the Delhi University in India.  Lamba’s notable accomplishments include award-winning projects like the First Ladies Water Garden on the National Mall in Washington, DC; Hansell Park in Buckingham, PA; and the PHS Pop-Up Garden in Philadelphia; Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture; his acclaimed series of award-winning Pop-Up Parks and the publication of “Green Green,” a children’s picture book.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tuesday April 21, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Speaker and topics to be announced once confirmed.    


Lecture Series Details
The Life Sciences Building, Delaware Valley University
700 E. Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901
6:30 pm – light refreshments;  7:00 pm – lecture

Purchase Tickets at the Door
Schmieder Arboretum Members: Free
DVU Students and Active Military: Free
Nonmembers: $5.00
Senior Citizens: $3.00
Non-DVU Students; DVU Faculty and Staff: $3.00

This series is co-sponsored by:

Bucks Beautiful

Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery

Delaware Valley University

We would like to express our appreciation to our wonderful speakers and the public for supporting our 2019 Lecture Series 

This series was co-sponsored by: Bucks Beautiful, Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery, and Delaware Valley University

December 3, 2019
“Gardening in Concert with Nature
Presented by:  Bill Pasko, Penn State Bucks County Extension Master Gardener

November 5, 2019
“Leaves of Autumn – The Unique Art of Fall Floral Design”
Presented by: Melissa Palmer of Florum Flowers and Petaling Posies

October 1, 2019
“Listening to the Land”

Presented by: Award Winning Garden Designer Renny Reynolds, Hortulus Farm

May 21, 2019

”Boot Camp for your Senses:
The Garden in Summer
Presented by:  Author and Horticulturalist Tovah Martin, based on her newest book “The Garden in Every Sense and Season”

April 16, 2019
Native Plant Gardening
Bringing our Natives into the Designed Yard”
Presented by:  Native Plant Advocate and Consultant Wendy Brister, Harvey’s Gardens

March 19, 2019
Hot Perennials!
Presented by:  Horticulturist Sharee Solow, PCH, ASLA, Solow Horticultural Designs
See Sharee’s full list of New Perennials for 2019 here 

February 19, 2019
“Community Trees: Creating Habitat for Humans”
Presented by:  Extension Urban Forester Julianne Schieffer, BCMA, CBLP, TRAQ, Penn State Ecosystem Science & Management