Do you know enough about planting?


Writtle University College singular modules for CPD (Landscape Architect):  a great opportunity to build or refresh your plant knowledge!

Selecting Plants for Designed Landscapes: This module’s focus is on appropriate plant selection, not only for design intent and aesthetic value, but with regard to the site, sustainability, its contribution to biodiversity and future maintenance requirements. The reasons for plants failing to establish in the designed landscape are investigated. There is an emphasisplaced on the skills of plant knowledge and identification, including an appreciation of the biological requirements of plants as a living aspect of the designed landscape. Plant usage and features in the designed landscape are placed in their historical and contemporary contexts to see how selection and usage have changed over time.

The assessment is plant identification tests and plant journal.

The module includes weekly plant walks, lectures, seminars, workshops and regular garden and plant nursery visits.

The learning outcomes are:

1.            illustrate and provide advanced plant knowledge to enable successful planting strategies to be incorporated into design work.

2.            Test and reflect on the professional skills in successful plant selection with relation to design intent, the site, context, plant purchase and establishment, plant dynamics and maintenance.

3.            Critically choose and execute plants for designs as a living aspect of the environment to interpret and apply historic and contemporary ideas involved in plant usage.

This module can be taken as 1 (15 credits) or 2 (30 credits) semesters. 1st semester is 13 weeks and starts at the end of September. It takes place every Wednesday between 9-12:00am at Writtle University College.

The fee for this module is:

£542 per 15 credit module

£1,083 per 30 credit module


For more information, please contact MA Landscape Architecture Course Manager Saruhan Mosler:

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