Welcome to the Horticulture Department at Clemson University
Horticulture 308 Landscape Design logo

Instructor:          Prof. Mary T. Haque
Office:                167 Poole Agricultural Center
Phone:               (864) 656-4958
FAX:                   (864) 656-4960
E-Mail:                mhaque@clemson.edu


  • 4 credit hours (3,3)
  • Prerequisite:  HORT 208 and 303
  • Landscape planning of residential and public properties in order to achieve best use and most enjoyment from a given piece of ground.

Course Objectives:

You will be instructed in and encouraged to experiment with and develop competency in designing and presenting landscape plans.  Class projects will range in scale from small to large and will focus on problem solving, computer graphic communication, working with clients, and presenting detailed finished plans.

At the conclusion of this course, the student shall:

  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the principles and characteristics of good design.  This will be evidenced by the students ability to develop a program, prepare a site analysis, functional diagram, and illustrate master plan for the properties described above.
  • Be able to design and produce accurate, complete and easily readable planting plans, plant lists, and detail drawings for landscape projects.
  • Be able to properly use paving patterns, water features, and plant materials in a conceptual manner to create good design as evidenced by the student's ability to incorporate those elements into a unified solution.


Evaluation of the work will be based on completeness, accuracy of information, appropriateness of design decisions, quality of graphic delineation, and clarity of verbal presentaion.


Design projects will constitute a major portion of your grade.  The due dates for these can be found in the course syllabus; all projects must be handed in at the begining of class on the day assigned.  Late plans will be penalized by dropping one grade per week.

Hort 308 Site Analysis
Hort 308 Client Questionaire
Hort 308 Designing Sustainable Schoolyard Habitats

The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture is to promote personal and professional growth through the discovery, communication, and application of horticultural experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Our work fosters environmental stewardship while improving economic wellbeing, health, and quality of life for all.

Designed by Sarah Matzko Horticulture Department
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Information: 864-656-6355 FAX: 864-656-4960

Department of Horticulture
E-143 Poole Agricultural Center
Box 340319
(Street Address: 50 Cherry Rd.)
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0319

Linda D. Alexander, Department Webmaster ( lalxndr@clemson.edu)