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This subject explores the identification, selection and design use of plants in urban landscapes. The content includes an introduction to botanical nomenclature, plant selection, sources of information, planting design, planting plans, the design use of major plant groups, and recognition and identification of representative plants. Case studies of plant use and management in urban landscapes and relevant site visits are also discussed.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, student should be able to:
- Discuss planting design and plant selection and applications to landscape design;
- Recognise, name and describe a selection of landscape plants;
- Analyse the design use of plants across different urban landscapes;
- Describe methods of preparing planting plans for landscape use;
- Discuss issues important in the maintenance and management of plants in urban landscapes.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- source, interpret and apply information from written and electronic sources to better understand the use and management of landscape plants;
- use scientific and technical literature to answer specific questions and aid problem solving in plant identification and landscape planting design and selection;
- investigate and analyse issues pertaining to plant use, design and selection; and
- convey written and verbal information about landscape plants in a professional way.
Last updated: 29 June 2023