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Course Description

Continue to develop your understanding of the design process by putting each step into practice. More instruction on landscape graphic techniques will allow you to improve and build upon knowledge and skills acquired through Landscape Design l. You will practice conducting a site analysis and assemble your first full landscape plan. Advanced concepts—such as universal design and accessibility, and how topography and contours influence and effect outdoor environments—will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Perform a site inventory
  • Assess site conditions related to safety, access, preservation and storage
  • Perform site measurements, area calculations and quantity estimating
  • Draw a scaled base plan using hand-drafting technique
  • Select plant materials appropriately using criteria such as aesthetic appeal, hardiness, and site requirements
  • Incorporate design principles to arrange the elements of landform, vegetation, and structure into a final landscape design
  • Use landscape graphic techniques and symbols to visually communicate the landscape design vision and intent
  • Summarize the design process from the planning stage to implementation and conclusion of the project

Course Topics

  • Site Visit: Measurement, Surveying, Note-taking
  • Site Inventory and Client Discussions
  • Site Analysis
  • Developing a Concept, SWOT Review
  • Bubble Diagrams, Traffic Flow
  • Landscape Materials: Selection, Suppliers, Cost Estimating
  • Universal Design and Accessibility
  • Design Presentation
  • Project Management

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • You can expect to spend 8 to 12 hours per week to complete the course content, readings, activities, discussions and assignments.

Landscape Design II is a required course in the Landscape Design Certificate/Diploma.

Prerequisite: Landscape Design I must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in Landscape Design II.

Do not enrol in this course if you have successfully completed Landscape Design ll (310-0003).


Students will be expected to complete quizzes, assignments and participate in discussions.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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