University of Technology Sydney

11177 Botany

6cp; 3–5hpw (dependent upon field trips, as prescribed in the subject outline) To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject introduces students to botany, horticulture and planting design –– interrelated fields that are integral to landscape architecture. Students learn how to observe, identify and document a range of plant species & associations. Through this they analyse and research their aesthetic, ecological and cultural qualities. Students also develop planting design skills, informed by contemporary and emerging discourse on planting design and gain technical knowledge required for successful planting design. In doing the above, the subject invites students to develop an appreciation and wonder for plants and plant communities.

The subject is undertaken as a combination of lectures, tutorials and discussions, with the potential for some site visits and workshops.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.