Course Description

Whether you are a beginner gardener or have won "yard of the month" multiple times, learn techniques to create outstanding landscape designs in this comprehensive class. With an expert as your guide, develop your own plan that includes both practical and aesthetic aspects of landscape design that can be applied to any project or site.  

Course Outline

This course will cover many considerations that inform landscape design projects, including:

  • Where to Start
  • Budget
  • Outdoor Comfort
  • Outdoor Living
  • Planting for the Seasons
  • Instant Beauty
  • Hardscape
  • Site Preparation
  • Planting Design
  • Planning for Easy Management
  • When to Bring in a Pro


  • Register early to secure your spot, using the SMU CAPE Student Portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.
  • If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-768-2273 or contact smuthink@smu.edu.
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