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Landscaping III 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Landscaping III
Expand your Landscaping skills. On this course you'll learn to apply the principles, design features and elements that contribute to the many types and styles of gardens. This is an inspiring course for all landscapers including experienced landscape designers, developing skills in developing everything from a formal to an eclectic garden, and a Mediterranean to an oriental landscape. This course explores the many styles of garden found around the world; and the various ways in which garden designers can recreate gardens that incorporate a particular style.
Lesson Structure: Landscaping III BHT235
There are 10 lessons:
- Creating the Mood
- Historic Gardens
- Formal Gardens
- Oriental Gardens
- Middle Eastern and Spanish Style
- Mediterranean Gardens
- Coastal Gardens
- Modern Gardens
- Eclectic Gardens
- Other Styles
Learning Goals: Landscaping III BHT235
- Explain the use of colour, light, shade, temperature, water, foliage and other elements in establishing the mood of a garden.
- Describe gardens from different places and periods in history; and in doing so explain how to renovate and/or recreate gardens that reflect the style of different historic periods.
- Apply the principles, design features and elements that make up a formal garden.
- Discuss cultural and historical traditions that contributed to the development and style of the oriental garden.
- Discuss cultural and historical traditions that have contributed to the development and style of the Middle Eastern and Spanish garden.
- Discuss the historic, climatic and cultural influences which have contributed to the style of Mediterranean gardens.
- Discuss design styles of coastal gardens
- Explain the limitations and potential of coastal sites when preparing a landscape design.
- Discuss contemporary garden design styles and possible future trends in garden design.
- Identify the range of diversity possible in garden design.
- Identify characteristics of different garden styles including eclectic, dryland, permaculture, rainforest and tropical garden styles.
- Design different styles of gardens.
Practical (Set Tasks)
- Visit different gardens to assess the mood of each garden. Take time to observe each garden and try to identify the different elements that contribute to the garden mood.
- Observe how colour has been used in the three different gardens. Observe the colours of both plants and hard surfaces, and the way the colours have been combined.
- Visit an historic garden in your area. Identify different features that make this an historic garden.
- Visit a formal garden in your area. Identify features that make this a formal garden.
- Visit an oriental garden either in person or by research.
- Search for more information on gardens that reflect the styles.
- Make notes of anything you find which is interesting and could be used in development of a Mediterranean style of garden in the locality in which you live.
- Visit (make a virtual or real visit) a coastal region near where you live (coast of a lake or sea) and observe the type of plants that are growing near the seashore. Also observe the plants and design elements of nearby gardens. (If you are unable to visit a coastal region, use descriptions of coastal sites and gardens from books, magazines and the internet.)
- Visit a modern courtyard garden (if there is no suitable garden in your area, use a garden described in a book, magazine or on the internet). Identify and describe the elements that make this a âmodernâ garden. How has the designer overcome the restrictions of the site to create a feeling of spaciousness?
- Search through telephone books, magazines and the internet to find suppliers of materials suitable for eclectic gardens such as pots, sundials, pebbles, statues, wrought iron, tiles, gazebos, seats, wind chimes, etc. Visit as many suppliers as possible and inspect these materials. Find out about their cost, availability and longevity.
- Depending upon where you live, visit a dryland, permaculture, tropical, or rainforest garden in your area (if there is no suitable garden in your area, use a garden described in a book, magazine or on the internet). Identify and describe the elements that determine the style of this garden.
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice