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 for landscape architects. Students learn how to identify, observe and document a range of plant species, and develop a position and design approach in relation to contemporary and emerging discourses on planting design. The subject is designed to develop a wonder for plants and their expressive, ecological and cultural capacities for designing an enriched landscape as well as develop technical know-how for successful planting design.

The subject includes site visits to nurseries to understand propagation, selection and ordering; contemporary landscape projects; and national parks and botanical gardens. Lectures and in-class discussions and workshops complement the visits and are an opportunity to discuss and further each student's ideas and design.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

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