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Plants in the Landscape

Code: ASSC329
Apply this course towards: Amateur Landscape and Garden Design

Course description

In this 8 week course, you will learn how to design beautiful gardens and select plants best suited to specific landscapes and climates. This course will include asynchronous online exercises, video demonstrations and class discussion forums in addition to a weekly live Zoom class. You will leave this course with a completed design that is tailored for use in your own garden space.

Key topics in the course include:

  • geographic and climatic characteristics of the Pacific Northwest and the role of plants in nature
  • native plants of the Pacific Northwest and their uses in garden planning
  • selection and identification of plant types
  • garden design styles: their history, features and applications
  • assessing and amending soil health
  • hardscapes, softscapes and how to plan and design your gardens
  • presenting your final garden design plan

This course is part of the Micro-certificate in Amateur Landscape and Garden Design. Please select the program fee at an additional cost of $20 if you wish to receive the certificate once you have completed both courses. 

Once you have completed your second course, your certificate will be automatically issued and to you. Certificates will be sent approximately one month after the completion of your second course. 

Note: We are unable to retroactively issue a micro-certificate. Students must purchase the $20 program fee prior to the last day of the last course in the program.

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).