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Landscape Institute: Perennial Garden Design


This course is explores principles of the historically important perennial garden styles and their current applications. These include cottage gardens and perennial borders, rock and alpine gardens, water gardens, meadows, woodland gardens, parterres, herb gardens, and gardens in the style frequently referred to as “new American style”. Students will examine theories of formal and naturalistic garden styles, and will discuss plant selection based on form, texture, and color harmonies. They will create designs for gardens and participate in project critiques. This course fulfills a requirement for the Planting Design Certificate. Recommended: Intro to Landscape Drafting and Graphic Skills.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Spring, Summer


* 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 pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. 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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