LADE410 – Garden Design Principles

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Module code
Module title
Garden Design Principles
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge of the principles and composition of garden design.
  • SX1703
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Analyse historic garden styles around the world, classifying traits and components of key eras in history.
Identify the principles of design and their application in a garden design setting.
Identify and interpret the characteristics of styles used in contemporary New Zealand gardens
Interpret the legislation relating to garden design in New Zealand.
-NZ garden design, international historical style influences.
-Five principles of design; unity, simplicity, balance, scale and proportion and focus, and importance of form following function.
-Garden Design themes and styles; features, layouts, features, plant types
-Design theme habitat and style
-NZ Legislation, the building act relating to garden design, local council rules and planning guidelines and restrictions, awareness of significant natural areas, protected trees and buildings, archaeological significance and protocol, planning zones and heritage areas.
-Professional practice attributes: sustainable practices; effective communication skills; professional and ethical behaviour; teamwork; accurate record-keeping.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.
Assessment Criteria
The weight of the overall assessment is equally distributed across learning outcomes.
The portfolio of evidence will demonstrate the achievement of the required knowledge, competencies and capabilities across all learning outcomes.