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Why Morrisville?

“I chose Morrisville because it was exactly what I was looking for. As soon as I stepped on campus it felt right to me. The Horticulture program and facilities really got my attention and I enjoy the small town feel of Morrisville. The students have a real relationship with their professors and I really feel at home here.”

Alison Falkenburgh '12
 Horticulture Business Management

School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083

Horticulture Business Management B.Tech.

Course Description

Planting Design

This course addresses the theory and practices of the landscape planting design process. Topics will be covered in lectures using textbook readings, Power Point presentations, and class discussions. The lab component is designed as a sequence of both studio and outdoor projects which will involve the student in applying the knowledge gained from the lectures and readings. The projects vary in type and scale to cover client relationships, site study, aesthetic, functional, and ecological plant uses, plant selection criteria, design process and vocabulary, design principles & elements, design graphic tools & techniques, planting plan drawings and models. A basic understanding of design, drafting and ornamental horticulture is needed to complete the assignments for the class. A semester-long sketchbook assignment and a design portfolio documenting student’s projects and creative process are required. Prerequisites: HORT 101, 103, or permission of instructor 4 credits (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours/week), fall semester This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for The Arts.