DelVal Assists with “Gardens” Project

Jun 03, 2009

Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, college president, helped break ground June 2 for a nursing home garden project that DelVal students helped design.


Landscape design students began their work by meeting with residents of Neshaminy Manor, a 360-bed, long-term care nursing home in Warrington, Pa., not far from the college. The residents told students what they would like to see in the large but underdeveloped courtyard area of the home. Students returned with design concepts, reworked them after a critique session, then presented the finished projects.


The best concepts were chosen and incorporated into a formal design for the courtyard.


"The Gardens at the Manor project brought together a large group of enthusiastic volunteers to create a central courtyard that will bring relaxation, comfort and beauty to the residents and visitors of Neshaminy Manor," Dr. Brosnan told a gathering of dignitaries and residents during the groundbreaking. "Delaware Valley College was happy to be a part of it."


The project is part of DelVal's commitment to reach out to the community to make it a better place to live and work.