Plants & Planting Design

Subject 705-294 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures plus practical work per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Jeremy Pike
Subject Overview:

Trees, shrubs, climbers and ground cover plants, and factors influencing their growth and use. Ecological and botanical considerations in landscape design. The botanical and ecological context of indigenous and exotic plants commonly used in landscape design in Melbourne; cultural and aesthetic issues pertaining to the use of plants in landscape design; the tree and plant growing industry in Melbourne. Students will prepare a small number of landscape designs to acquire experience in synthesising ecological, botanical, cultural and aesthetic factors in designing with nature.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Identify over 200 plants commonly seen and used in Melbourne.

  • Undertake and document a planting design.

  • Demonstrate basic horticultural knowledge and skills in the selection, use and maintenance of plants.

Assessment: Written assignments and plant identification tests of no more than 5000 words (examination 30%, assignments 45%, tests 25%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Constructed drawing skills.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Arts

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