University of Technology Sydney

11177 Botany

6cp; 3–5hpw (dependent upon field trips, as prescribed in the subject outline)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject introduces students to botany, horticulture and plant aesthetics –– 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. In doing the above, the subject introduces the foundational knowledge and skills for planting design, and invites students to develop an appreciation and wonder for plants and vegetation.

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

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