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Designing with Woody Plant Groupings


This module will explore how to shape the "bones" of the garden with woody plant groupings. We will examine theories of formal and naturalistic tree and shrub arrangements, as well as historical styles and criteria for plant selection. Students will create designs for four landscapes, using scale models to present the dynamic relationships between trees, shrubbery, and people. Each student will present a review of an existing landscape of their choosing that demonstrates a compelling arrangement of woody trees and shrubs, and will also participate in project critiques.

Credits 1.5 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 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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