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Landscaping I course online. Kick-start your career in Landscape Design or simply use the course to landscape your own garden and add value to your home. At the end of this 100 hour course you will be able to design a garden, and will have a foundation for further studies in specific areas of landscape design, development or management. Learn the principles that underpin all design. See how garden styles have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your understanding of how to use different garden components to create varying effects.
Lesson Structure: Landscaping I BHT109
There are 10 lessons:
- Basic Design Procedure A
- Collecting pre-planning information, landscape elements, principles, etc.
- History of Gardening
- Garden styles and themes, famous designers, garden influences.
- Drafting & Contracting
- Drawing techniques, specifications, details.
- Basic Landscape Construction
- Timber, steps, retainer walls, pathways, playstructures, etc.
- Concrete, asphalt, gravels, mulches, grasses, gradients, etc.
- Furnishings & Features
- Chairs, statues, figurines, birdbaths, skateboards, safety, etc.
- Park Design A
- Good/bad park design characteristics, recreational landscaping.
- Home Garden design
- Good/bad garden design characteristics.
- Design Procedure B
- Development of concept plans and detailed planting plans.
- Park Design B
- Development of park design, fun & fitness trails.
- plus a Special Assignment
- Comprehensive landscape design development.
This course is taught by:
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.
An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.
Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.
Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.
She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.
Learning Goals: Landscaping I BHT109
- Create visual effects through the use of different landscape design concepts.
- Determine pre-planning information required to prepare a landscape design.
- Determine an appropriate garden style for a landscape, to satisfy specifications for a design project.
- Illustrate a landscape design through a plan, using legible graphic skills.
- Determine different hard landscape features, including earthworks, surface treatments and furniture, to incorporate in a landscape.
- Prepare planting designs for different landscapes.
- Design different types of landscapes, including domestic gardens and public park.
- Explain the complete range of principles, elements and concepts used in landscape design.
- Visit and analyse a broad range of landscape styles, themes and components.
- Perform methods utilised to develop concepts and to create affects.
- Identify, record and utilise pre-planning information for the purpose of design development, and to use a checklist as a guide for surveying a site for a proposed design.
- Perform site survey and client interview with the site owner/manager.
- Explain the significance of effective client liaison, in a specific landscape job.
- Identify historical influences on landscaping.
- Explain the influence on modern garden design, of work by three garden designers who have been prominent in world garden history.
- Develop and compare the appropriateness of three design options for one specific landscape project.
- Draw an extensive range of different landscape symbols on paper, covering soft and hard landscape features.
- Transpose two different landscape drawings, reducing the scale by a specified amount.
- Draw a plan for a landscape, using legible graphic techniques.
- Determine site preparations required for a specified landscape site, including:
- Explain the legal requirements for cleaning up after a landscaping job in your locality.
- Determine suitable timbers for construction of four different types of garden structures.
- Compare the suitability of different materials for surfacing paths, including:
- Local gravels
- Local mulches
- Collect, catalogue and determine appropriate use for different items of garden furniture.
- Design a paved area for a garden surveyed, including: scale drawings and construction instructions.
- Prepare a plant collection of at least eighty different plants incorporating:
- Pressed plant specimens
- Scientific and common names
- Cultural details
- How to use each of these plants in different landscape situations.
- Evaluate established landscapes based on:
- Develop detailed planting designs, including plant lists, for three landscape plans, to satisfy given job specifications.
- Analyse and compare the landscape designs of numerous selected homes and public parks.
- Develop and prepare concept plans for landscape areas such as:
- Outdoor living area
- Kitchen garden
- Childrens playground
- Entry to home
- Neighbourhood park
- Draft a series of four conceptual plans, showing stages in the design of a home garden surveyed.
- Prepare a professional standard landscape design for a client in the learner's locality, including:
- A landscape plan drawn on tracing paper.
- Materials specifications, including types and quantities.
- Budget details.
|Course Start||Anytime, Anywhere|
|Recognised Issuing Body||TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.|
|Course Prerequisite||No, start at anytime|
|Course Qualification||Level 4 Certificate in Landscaping I|
|Exam Required?||Finalised with an exam/test|
|UK Course Credits||10 Credits|
|US Course Credit Hours||3 Credit Hours|
|Study Support||You'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.|
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