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When Gardens Don’t Heal Lecture

September 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

UDBG Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15

Although widely believed to be true in an anecdotal sense, there is also an abundance of research espousing the curative value of gardens and other green Spaces. Dr. Robert Lyons will take us on his journey following personal loss and the serendipitous role of gardens played in the recovery process. A visual presentation that will show how profoundly influential gardens can be following reconciliation with one’s new reality.

A popular and enthusiastic lecturer, Lyons is a highly respected leader in horticulture. In 2014, he retired as Director of the Longwood Graduate Program and professor, Plant & Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware. Prior to that, he was the Director at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State and held the JC Raulston Distinguished Professor Chair in Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. From 1981-1998, Lyons was Professor of Horticulture at Virginia Tech and co-founder and Director of the VT Horticulture Gardens. After coming out of retirement in 2016 to serve as Interim Chair of the Plant & Soil Sciences Department for a year, Lyons has retired from UD a second time to seriously pursue his photography business, cultivate his home garden, and to volunteer at various public horticulture organizations.

Registration is highly recommended for all events to ensure a seat; please email botanicgardens@udel.edu or phone 302-831-2534. Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark DE 19716. To register and pay via credit card using our online form, click here. All events are held in Townsend Hall Commons unless otherwise noted. Prepayment only required where stated.

Cancellation Policy: UDBG reserves the right to cancel any program if necessary. Refunds take approximately three to four weeks to process. There will be no refunds after a class or series begins. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to class.


September 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm