New search

Advanced plant and site knowledge

Additional course evaluations for LK0375

Academic year 2021/2022

Advanced plant and site knowledge (LK0375-10159) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Advanced plant and site knowledge (LK0375-10101) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

LK0375 Advanced plant and site knowledge, 15.0 Credits

Utökad växt- och ståndortskännedom

Syllabus approved



Landscape Architecture Horticultural science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Perennials 3.00 1002
Trees and shrubs 5.00 1003
Home exam 4.00 1004
Mandatory exercises 3.00 1005

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Courses corresponding to 90 credits, of which 60 credits within Landscape Architecture or Horticultural Science.


The aim of the course is to provide students with greater knowledge of plants and planting sites within the horticultural area. The focus is on shrubs and perennials for private and public outdoor areas.

On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- identify a wider assortment of plants
- Analyze the relationship between plant use and development for selected parts of the extended plant assortment based on theories of location, hardiness, succession, competition and natural distribution


The main focus is on plant material in addition to the basic assortment of commercially available horticultural plants, with areas of application in the garden, park, city or landscape, in private and public environments.
The course deepens knowledge acquired in previous plant courses by, among other things, building on theories of location, competition, succession, plant geography and biodiversity.
In addition to identification of plant material, great emphasis is placed on the system- and site-suitability of these plants. The plant material is studied from a use-related perspective but also in a plant geographical and climatological context. Through studies of different site conditions, students will receive training in selecting suitable plant materials for the actual situation.
In addition to students being presented with literature and sources of information to increase their personal critical abilities, they will also be given the opportunity to make contact with a number of specialists within the horticultural area.

The course contains mandatory parts such as excercises, seminars and examinations,

Formats and requirements for examination

The examination consists for written examinationa, exercises and compulsory parts of the course. To pass the course, approved result in written exam and exercises and participation in compulsory components is required.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

This course is designed for students who want broader and deeper knowledge in a horticulture plant assortment other than the base assortment generally marketed.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0218
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp Horticultural Management Programme - Garden Design, Bachelor´s Programme Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture Horticultural science
Course code: LK0375 Application code: SLU-10002 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%