|Look up fees
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.
In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:
- Report writing for a professional audience;
- Literature review and synthesis from a range of sources, including academic journals, online databases, and books;
- Critical thinking (problem definition, analysis and synthesis.
Last updated: 31 January 2024