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.
Critical thinking (problem definition, analysis and synthesis);
Literature review and synthesis from a range of sources, including academic journals, online databases, and books;