COURSE CODE: HRT 509
COURSE TITLE: Landscape Horticulture
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: O.M. Olosunde., M.Agric, B.Agric.
Office Location: Room 141, COLPLANT
Definition of landscaping, Natural versus man made landscape, Scope and historical sketches of landscaping, needs for landscaping: to enhance property beauty and value; to provide screening effect etc. Institutional, private property, industrial, parks and gardens, roundabout and recreational areas, Landscaping: gardens, sporting arena, stadia etc. Design principles, design practice, basic styles, preparing landscape plan, Landscape construction, Hard landscaping, soft landscape, Contract and contractual agreements.
Practical: Identification of tropical ornamental plants. Visit to places of interest, Plan reading and translation. Drawing and design production, design (Private,/residential, institutional and industrial Field work-contour development. Topographic map production. How to prepare contract document.