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Designing with Plants (HORT20026)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeHORT20026
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores designed vegetation in urban landscapes. The content includes an introduction to plant types and morphology, planting design, information sources for plants, landscape design themes and plant use, recognition and identification of representative plants; plant selection methodologies and case studies of designed landscape and plant use.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • describe the criteria used to choose and provide examples of plants used across different landscape design themes;
  • recognise, name and describe a selection of landscape plants; and
  • evaluate and select plants for a range of designed landscapes, including streetscapes, parklands, reserves and open space, residential landscapes, public gardens, institutional and specialised landscapes.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • source, interpret and apply information from written and electronic sources to better understand planting design and plant selection;
  • use scientific and technical literature to answer specific questions and aid problem-solving in plant selection;
  • investigate and analyse issues pertaining to plant use, design and selection;
  • use their developed written and verbal communication skills; and
  • manage workloads and use their time efficiently.

Last updated: 10 August 2019