Introduction to Landscape Design PDF
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Landscape Design

Introduction to Landscape Design PDF

Retrofit landscape for upscale residence in Volusia County. Design by David Drylie, Green Images Native Landscape Plants.

For landscape architects, designers, installers and maintenance professionals.
Learn and earn continuing education credits from the comfort of your home or office, at your own pace.
Benefit from practical, experienced, professional feedback.

2 CEs for Florida Registered Landscape Architects
4 CEUs for FNGLA Certified Professionals

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Participants will gain an understanding of how to use Florida native plant communities as a guide for selecting the right native plants for the right place, based on aesthetics, ecology, performance and availability.

FORMAT: Self-paced research and hands-on exercise with communication by email/phone.

TIME REQUIREMENT: 2-4 hours (estimate of average time required on your part)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Reader or other PDF file browser, Email, and Internet access with web browser

PROJECT: Participant will use an existing landscape design and suggested references to select plants for a residential front-yard landscape project. FANN professionals will evaluate the submitted site description and plant list, and provide written feedback.


  • Instructions, suggested references, evaluation criteria
  • Landscape design (plan format in PDF file)
  • Forms for describing site conditions and listing selected plants
  • Participant feedback form

EVALUATION PROCESS: FANN professionals review the submitted site description and plant selection, and score submittals using detailed evaluation criteria. Submittals receiving 70 of 100 possible points are granted 4 CEUs for FNGLA Certified Landscape Professionals. Download evaluation criteria (PDF file)

COURSE FEE: just $35 (includes all materials and review as described)

AGREEMENT: It is the participant’s responsibilty to complete and submit coursework within six months of registration.

FANN agrees to provide evaluation and feedback within 45 days of receipt of participant’s submitted course materials. LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED THE PROCESS EXPEDITED. We understand deadlines.

All materials submitted are considered property of FANN and may be used in the development of future courses or other educational materials. Materials provided to registered participants are for use in the FANN course only and are not to be copied or distributed outside of this registered use.


Course #0009272 approved by the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture.
FANN is a licensed provider (#0005309) of Continuing Professional Education programs for Florida landscape architects.