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HORT5402 – Planting Design

Module code
Module title
Planting Design
The aim of this course is to develop aakonga knowledge of planting design.
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
- Develop plant knowledge for specific garden typologies and environments.
- Planting design theory
- Aesthetically pleasing combinations for seasonal effects
- Time and change in the garden
- Ecological principles of planting design
- Plant identification and naming
- Planting design in response to climate change
- Plan conventions
- Plan layout
- Plant schedules
- Ecological responsiveness and soil conditions.
- Kaitiakitanga in planting design
- Whakapapa in plant selection
- Planting for food production as cultural practice
Learning Outcomes
LO1: Design seasonal plant combinations for a range of environment conditions.
LO2: Prepare a technical planting plan based on a planting design.
LO3: Embed cultural and ecological practice in planting design.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course is achievement-based. Aakonga must submit all specified assessment items, achieve all learning outcomes, and obtain at least 50% overall in order to pass this course.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.

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