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RHS Level 2 Certificate
Year 1 Week 26 –
Garden planning: site
appraisal. Revision
techniques.
Learning Objectives
 Site Appraisal
 1.1 Describe potential restrictions which may limit work on the site,
including fin...
Site appraisal
 A methodical review of the site
 Use questionnaires and a sketch plan to
gather the information.
 Consi...
Site characteristics
 Make a sketch plan and take notes – keep careful
records.
 Location and physical character– aspect...
Environmental factors in design
 Prevailing wind – where should windbreaks go?
 Aspect – where does the sun fall at diff...
Limitations on design process
 Budget – a properly defined and controlled
budget prevents failure to complete
 Access – ...
Exam Preparation - introduction
 Registration – complete form, fee, to be
returned ASAP.
 Revision – how to get started?...
Revision – Getting Started
 Do what you can. If you only have half an
hour a day then study for half an hour.
 Plan how ...
Revision techniques
 Teach someone – if you can explain it, then you know
it.
 Mind maps – the learning is in the ‘doing...
Learning outcomes
 Site Appraisal
 1.1 Describe potential restrictions which may limit work on the site,
including finan...
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  1. 1. RHS Level 2 Certificate Year 1 Week 26 – Garden planning: site appraisal. Revision techniques.
  2. 2. Learning Objectives  Site Appraisal  1.1 Describe potential restrictions which may limit work on the site, including financial constraints; difficulties with access for plant, equipment and materials; topography (degree and extent of slopes); boundary constraints; and restrictions on the time the works can be carried out.  1.2 State what existing garden features need to be identified, including buildings, hard landscape features, and the trees and plants that are to be retained.  Plants  2.1 Name FIVE evergreen and FIVE deciduous trees (large shrubs), suitable for planting in a domestic garden. State details of their decorative merits, height and spread and site requirements; describe a situation where each could be used effectively.  Revision  Identify THREE active revision techniques  Identify TWO less effective revision techniques
  3. 3. Site appraisal  A methodical review of the site  Use questionnaires and a sketch plan to gather the information.  Consideration of the views, aspect and climate, soil, existing features and services and a measured survey to produce a scale plan.
  4. 4. Site characteristics  Make a sketch plan and take notes – keep careful records.  Location and physical character– aspect, climate, micro-climates, views, slope, drainage  Existing features – to keep or to remove?  Soil – pH, depth, structure and texture. Several samples needed across the site as it will not be uniform.  Existing services – issues for safety and for construction.
  5. 5. Environmental factors in design  Prevailing wind – where should windbreaks go?  Aspect – where does the sun fall at different times of day? Where should seating areas be positioned, what need for shade is there?  Views – borrow favourable views and hide ugly ones. Views into the garden – creating privacy  Soil – pH (hard to change and will therefore affect what can be planted); depth (if insufficient then raised beds can be used).
  6. 6. Limitations on design process  Budget – a properly defined and controlled budget prevents failure to complete  Access – lack of access for machinery or deliveries will impact on what can be achieved; better to design with this in mind.  Boundary constraints – ownership, planning restrictions etc.  Timing – for excavations and building works; planting etc. The design process should include a plan for implementation.
  7. 7. Exam Preparation - introduction  Registration – complete form, fee, to be returned ASAP.  Revision – how to get started?  Revision planning – ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail’  Revision techniques – reading, remembering and ‘doing’. The more active your approach the more you will remember.  Get started now!
  8. 8. Revision – Getting Started  Do what you can. If you only have half an hour a day then study for half an hour.  Plan how you will cover the material – aim for three reviews of each topic  Just reading the material is not effective – try working with the information, making connections and using varied approaches  Little and often is better than hours on end and then nothing for days.
  9. 9. Revision techniques  Teach someone – if you can explain it, then you know it.  Mind maps – the learning is in the ‘doing’, make them fun. Useful as an overview.  Index cards – force you to focus on the key points. Use them to test yourself.  Self testing – use the questions in the Red Book, Moodle quizzes, exam past paper questions.  Three repetitions in different forms = information moves from short to longer term memory.
  10. 10. Learning outcomes  Site Appraisal  1.1 Describe potential restrictions which may limit work on the site, including financial constraints; difficulties with access for plant, equipment and materials; topography (degree and extent of slopes); boundary constraints; and restrictions on the time the works can be carried out.  1.2 State what existing garden features need to be identified, including buildings, hard landscape features, and the trees and plants that are to be retained.  Plants  2.1 Name FIVE evergreen and FIVE deciduous trees (large shrubs), suitable for planting in a domestic garden. State details of their decorative merits, height and spread and site requirements; describe a situation where each could be used effectively.  Revision  Identify THREE active revision techniques  Identify TWO less effective revision techniques
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