Undergraduate Departments

  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences
  • Plant Science


  • Ph.D. in horticulture, University of Maryland
  • M.S. in horticulture, University of Maryland
  • B.S. in ornamental horticulture, Delaware Valley College


John Martin '70 is a DelVal alumnus and has taught for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the DelVal faculty, he taught at the University of Maryland's Institute of Applied Agriculture and was a faculty member at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Martin served as chair of the former Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Environmental Design for 20 years and as director of the Henry Schmieder Arboretum for 10 years. Currently, he teaches Herbaceous Plant Materials I and II, Interior Plant Identification, Culture and Use, Interior Plantscaping, Plant Propagation, Introduction to Floral Design and Advanced Floral Design, and Ornamental Horticulture Seminar.

Over the last seven years, Dr. Martin has been developing interactive CD-ROMs and other teaching materials covering a wide variety of herbaceous, tropical, and floral plant materials. He is active in numerous university, community and industry organizations.

Dr. Martin has been interested in self-sufficient homesteading for many years. He has been actively pursuing this interest in sustainable living at his Bucks County home in Hilltown.


t: 215.489.2244
e: john.martin@delval.edu

Office Hours

Greenhouse Building
Hours posted on door