Landscape Design Study Courses - Content by Chapter

The Landscape Design Study Courses are held twice yearly, in sequence, in College Station, Texas. Participants may attend the four sessions in any order.

Following is a listing of the Chapters and their titles in the text for the course, STEWARDS OF THE LAND:

SECTION I - ARTISTIC FINDAMENTALS OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN

  • Chapter 1 - Space, Design and People
  • Chapter 2 - Principles and Elements of Landscape Design
  • Chapter 3 - The Landscape Design Process
  • Chapter 4 - Site Design and Landform
  • Chapter 5 - Plants in the Landscape
  • Chapter 6 - Color in the Landscape

SECTION II - DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
  • Chapter 7 - Planning Your Home Grounds
  • Chapter 8 - Landscape Design Resources
  • Chapter 9 - Basics of a Site Plan
  • Chapter 10 - Design for the Environment
  • Chapter 11 - Structures in the Landscape
  • Chapter 12 - Landscape Design Accessories
  • Chapter 13 - Plant Selection
  • Chapter 14 - Herbaceous Materials in the Landscape
  • Chapter 15 - Landscape Design for Maintenance
SECTION III - SPECIALIZED DESIGNS

  • Chapter 16 - The Private Garden
  • Chapter 17 - Public Landscapes
  • Chapter 18 - Parks, Playgrounds, and Conservation Areas
  • Chapter 19 - Landscapes as a Learning Experience
  • Chapter 20 - Redesign of Areas
  • Chapter 21 - Contemporary Landscape Design

SECTION V - CRITICAL ANALYSIS

    Chapter 29 - Graphics Interpretation
  • Chapter 30 - Guidelines for Evaluating Landscape Design
  • Chapter 31 - Evaluating Landscape Designs of Residential, Public, & Business Property

SECTION VI - LANDSCAPE DESIGN ISSUES

  • Chapter 32 - Introduction to Urban Design
  • Chapter 33 - Community Participation: Organization & Individual Responsibility
  • Chapter 34 - Community Landscape Management
  • Chapter 35 - Preservation of Historic Sites and Structures
  • Chapter 36 - Design for the Future