Landscape & Garden Design


This course is the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the garden and land. The scope of this course includes urban and architectural design, site planning, estate development, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, park and recreation planning, regional planning, and historic preservation.


Module 1: Garden Planning and Planting Selection

  • History of Garden Design and Styles
  • Site Appraisals, Basic Surveying Techniques and Client Briefs
  • Principles and Elements of Garden Design
  • The Function of Drainage Systems in the Garden
  • Landscape Construction Procedures and Materials
  • Constructing Rock Gardens and Water Features
  • Amenity Bedding Schemes
  • Specialist Garden Areas and Urban Garden Options

Module 2: General Design

  • Site Assessment Part 1
  • Basic Design Principles: Personal Style, Garden Unity, and Maintenance
  • Color, Form & Texture
  • Designing Your Garden: Choosing & Buying Plants
  • Designing Your Garden: Final Layout Design

Module 3: Hand-on Training for Landscape Model Fabrication

  • Descriptive Geometry and Mechanical Drawing
  • General Ecology
  • Computer-aided Design
  • Spacing Design
  • Materials Selection for Model Fabrication
  • Elements Fabrication
  • Final Projects
  • Practice 1