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11177 Botany for Landscape Architecture

6cp; 3–5hpw (dependent upon field trips, as prescribed in the subject outline)
Requisite(s): 11176 Territory AND 11183 Landscape Ecologies
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

Completion of years 1+2 of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program at UTS, or equivalent



This subject introduces students to botany for landscape architects. Students not only learn to identify and document a range of species, but also to appreciate their critical contribution to site design as well as their collective impacts on the ecology, livability and character of the future city. Through an engaging mix of lectures, field trips and independent tasks, students further their appreciation of plants' aesthetic, cultural, structural, environmental and ecological potential through assembling a palette of over 400 endemic, native and introduced species common to landscape architecture in Sydney and further afield.

Visits to nurseries to understand propagation, selection and ordering are complemented with investigations of soil preparation and hygiene, planting and maintenance, visits to historic and contemporary landscape projects, and through the creation of industry-standard planting plans.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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