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
Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $950.00
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 their 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; 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 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday, Saturday
Available
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Instructor: Tom Rau
389577
Fee:
$950.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: Remote Classroom , Field Trip
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2023
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Notes

Required field trip to Huntington Library and Gardens on January 21.
Optional in-person field trip to Natural History Museum on February 11. 
Required field trip to UCLA campus on March 4. 
Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 16, 2023
Course Requirements
Book: California Native Plants for the Garden by Carol Bornstein
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 10, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Jan 21, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Tue Jan 24, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 31, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 7, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Feb 11, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Tue Feb 21, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 28, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Mar 4, 2023
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Tue Mar 14, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 21, 2023
7:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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