This module places plant usage and features in gardens and the designed landscape in historical and contemporary contexts. It explores the ways in which plants are used within garden design with specific reference to the selection and establishment of plants as components of the landscape. An emphasis is placed on appropriate plant selection, not only for design intent and aesthetic value, but with regard to the site, sustainability, ecology and its contribution to biodiversity - including future maintenance needs. The reasons for plants failing to establish in the garden and wider landscape are investigated. The skills of plant knowledge and identification are developed.
- Module leader: Jill Raggett