Plant Identification: Shrubs

ARCH X 472.8B

Focusing on understory plants and their communities, instruction focuses on selecting and placing appropriate plant material to influence the landscape architect's overall site composition.

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Winter
Classroom
Starting at $925.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand the role of plants in articulating landscape spaces
  • Identify growth habits, dimensions, cultural requirements, and use of plants in landscape design
  • Select plants based on spatial needs/constraints; climate and microclimate; soils; water requirements, etc.
  • Identify plants using botanical nomenclature and common names
  • Navigate common references to retrieve plant information

About this course:

One of the two required plant material courses, focusing on plants, their communities, and place in the landscape. Instruction focuses on plant materials that often influence the landscape architect's overall site composition. This course focuses on medium-scale materials, such as shrubs, vines, ground covers, and special-effects plants used to fulfill specific site requirements--and companion plant groupings and planting location as design elements. Students take Saturday and Sunday field trips (itinerary discussed at the first class) to urban landscapes, campuses, gardens, arboreta, and nurseries, meeting once (first class) at UCLA in a classroom setting. Students are responsible for their own transportation to remote lecture locations (carpooling is encouraged) and must bring a camera to all classes.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Field Trip , UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: Tom Rau
370868
Fee:
$925.00
28 days left. Enroll by Jan 11, 2020
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Notes

No meeting February 15.
Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2020
Course Requirements
Book: California Native Plants for the Garden by Carol Bornstein
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Jan 11, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Off-Site
Sat Jan 25, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Feb 1, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Feb 8, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Feb 22, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Feb 29, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Mar 7, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Mar 14, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Mar 21, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Field Trip

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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