Native Plant and Sustainability Conference: Designing Practical, Beneficial and Memorable Landscapes

Start Date
10/27/2018
End Date
10/27/2018
Description
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for a one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our roles as environmental stewards.

Designing Practical, Beneficial and Memorable Landscapes | Sara Madden

Explore design principles that separate naturalistic, ecologically focused landscapes from weedy and unkempt gardens. Take a look at both residential and public examples of memorable spaces in the City of Pittsburgh and beyond with an emphasis on techniques such as material selection, plant palette and various programmatic uses.
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Residential Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1) Discuss the concepts that unify and clarify a natural landscape and divide "natural" from "weedy."

2) Review some examples of memorable spaces in the region, and what makes these designs memorable to visitors or residents.

3) Discuss the techniques that can help to make a landscape both natural and memorable, such as material selection and land use.
Instructors
Sara Madden
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Course Codes
Provider
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


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