This course investigates programmatic objectives, climatic and site conditions, and maintenance constraints affecting planting design. You will develop an understanding of the ecological conditions that plants require in their natural habitats and how these requirements can be translated to planting design in built environments.

You will gain an increased awareness of the role and importance of plants in fostering human wellbeing and deepen your knowledge of horticulture and design theory as it relates to all aspects of planting design. You will develop planting designs at small and medium scales using the typical graphic communication, plan formulation, and plant schedules used in current professional practice.