Planting Design for the Home Gardener

BIOLGY X 497.19

A primer on residential design, site analysis, designing with plants and your site.


What you can learn.

  • Learn basic design principles, how to choose site-appropriate plants, and create moods and aesthetic effects
  • Learn how to develop and draw a landscape design using scale
  • Perform site analysis based on soils, microclimates, views, existing vegetation, and wildlife
  • Gain an understanding of the components of ecological design, including water management

About this course:

This course covers the principles of design for the residential garden using a combination of plant materials and built elements. Instruction includes spatial, functional, climatic, and visual analysis of the site. It also explores the design process for laying out the garden; choosing site-appropriate plants; providing structural definition; and producing desired moods, vistas, and aesthetic effects.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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