Bucks Beautiful presents ‘A Holistic Approach to Landscape Design’

    Bucks Beautiful’s Spring Lecture Series kicks off on Tuesday, March 3rd, with a presentation by Baldev Lamba, “A Holistic Approach to Landscape Design” at 7:00pm, at the Henry Schmieder Arboretum, Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building, 700 E. Butler Avenue in Doylestown.

    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.

    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.

    Tickets for the lecture are available at the door.

    Arboretum Members, DVU Students and Military receive free admission.

    Senior Citizens, Non-DVU Students, DVU Faculty and Staff tickets are $3, and non-members are $5.  Light refreshments will be offered at 6:30pm, followed by the lecture at 7:00pm. 

    PHOTO CAP: Baldev Lamba