BAR 425: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 3

Course Code: BAR 425 

Course Title: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 3 [Topic – Planting Design]      45 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: To provide students with insight on matters Planting design strategies, functional uses and design qualities of plants; morphological characteristics, plant classification and nomenclature for plant identification; main ecological principles for understanding dynamic qualities of plant material; world biomes as models for planting design, modified plant communities; history of planting design; principles of planting design; management and plant walks in botanical gardens.

Course Outline: Lectures covering aspects of Planting design strategies, functional uses and design qualities of plants; morphological characteristics, plant classification and nomenclature for plant identification; main ecological principles for understanding dynamic qualities of plant material; world biomes as models for planting design, modified plant communities; history of planting design; principles of planting design; management and plant walks in botanical gardens.

Learning Methods: Lectures which include assignments

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments or exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Landscape architecture: a manual of site planning and design by Simonds, John Ormsbee, Planting design by Walker, Theodore D, Tree form size and color : a guide to selection, planting and design by Gruffydd, Bodfan

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