Planting Design, Technology and Management (11843.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Recognise plant morphology and use it to identify common plants used by landscape architects;
2. Understand soils and other plant growing media technologies;
3. Produce planting plans and installation and maintenance specifications; and
4. Appreciate issues and methods of managing plants in diverse landscape situations.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Julian Raxworthy|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Julian Raxworthy|
There is no required text, and resources will be supplied on Canvas, however the following will help students learn about growing plants in the Canberra environment as well as common species, and are readily available:
- Australian Native Plants Society Canberra Region Inc. Australian Plants for Canberra Region Gardens. 5th ed. Canberra: Australian Native Plants Society Canberra Region Inc, 2015.
- Barrett, Russell, Meredith Cosgrove, and Richard Milner. Field Guide to Plants of the Molonglo Valley: Natural Temperate Grassland, Box Gum Woodland, Riparian Vegetation. Canberra: ACT Government, Parks & Conservation Service, 2018.
- Le Mesurier, John, ed. The Canberra Gardener. 10th ed. Canberra: The Horticultural Society of Canberra, 2010.¿
The following are additional useful or interesting books
- Capon, Brian. Botany for Gardeners. Portland: Timber Press, 2010.
- Oudolf, Piet, and Noel Kingsbury. Planting: A New Perspective. London: Timber Press, 2013.
- Pryor, Lindsay. Trees in Canberra. Canberra: Deprtment of the Interior, 1962.
- Rainer, Thomas, and Claudia West. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Portland: Timber Press, 2015.
- Raxworthy, Julian. Overgrown: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. Cambridge, Massachussetts: The MIT Press, 2018.
- Robinson, Nick. The Planting Design Handbook. 2nd ed. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2004.
- Thompson, Paul. Australian Planting Design. Melbourne: Lothian, 2002.
Tutorial participation is assessed
Required IT skills
Utilisation of word processing software will be required for report, and while graphics skills would be helpful in relevant software for the planting design, it is possible to complete the task by hand.
Car-pooling or other transport costs to visit local field sites for tutorials may be required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Wearing appropriate footwear and sun-protection during tutorials to field sites is recommended.