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Planting Design Composition


Learn now to select, find, group and space plants as part of the garden design process. Students will look at creating structure in the garden using woody plants, infilling with bi-annuals and perennials and adding seasonal color with bulbs, annuals and tender perennials. The main emphasis will be on using plants to shape lawn and woodland spaces, creating plant compositions which are spatially and visually attractive year-round, as well as user friendly with lower maintenance impact. Through readings, study problems and analysis of both color and black & white images, students will hone their ability to critique effective and memorable planting design.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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