Short Title:Floristry & Interior Landscape
Full Title:Floristry & Interior Landscape
Module Code:HTSC H3026
ECTS credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Contributor:Rachel Freeman
Module Description:This module will introduce the student to the Interior landscapes, floristry and floral art. It aims to outline concepts and skills necessary to design, create, and maintain both interior plant displays and floral arrangements in a range of settings.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Identify a wide range of plants suitable for interior landscape display, cut flowers and foliage for display in floral arrangements and floral art
  2. Explain the manner in which interior environments affect plants, assess using industry stand equipment and identify appropriate solutions
  3. Examine design, construction and management of indoor display, of both cut flowers/foliage and interior landscapes using key design principles
  4. Review costs, time management, and pricing structures relevant to floral and interior displays, relevant to their creation, installation and maintenance
  5. Discuss ethical and legal implications of the production and use of cut flowers and foliage, and interior plants.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Plant health, site evaluation and maintenance
Site evaluation for differing displays both cut foliage/flower and Interior plants. Plant selection and specifications for specific settings both commercial and domestic. Conditioning of cut flowers and foliage. Identify a range of plant health problems including pest, disease, and growth disorders. Plant health treatments.
Identification and use of materials
History and origins of Indoor plants and benefits of their use. Recognise and name a wide range of interior plants, cut flowers, foliage and associated sundries for use in a range of display contexts. Consider suitability via plant characteristics for locations with specific constraints or purpose.
Design, displays and visual communication
Principles and elements of design applied to Indoor landscapes and Floral displays. Theory and use of colour. Visual communication and displays.
The Interior landscaping and floral industries
Overview of the modern floristry and interior landscaping industry. The current market, both nationally and internationally, including the significant producers and consumers, trends and current potential growth areas. Cost of creating installing, and maintaining displays. Ethical and legal implications of the production, importing and use of cut foliage, cut flowers and indoor plants.
Indicative Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work Assessment %100.00%
Course Work Assessment %
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Based on a given brief, students will be required to present a two part visual portfolio. Part one is a designed display of interior plants, accompanied by a technical document showing costs, suitable maintenance notes for care and other relevant information. Part two is a display of cut flowers and foliage which are available in the Irish and wider European markets, identifying their suitability for a range of situations, commenting on their availability average cost, longevity, and any potential issues arising from their use. 1,2,4,5 70.00 Sem 1 End
Other Field Trip 2,3 30.00 Week 7
No Final Exam Assessment %
Indicative Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
This module will be reassessed via course work, consisting of a visual portfolio, and technical report/essay.

ITB reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Indicative Module Workload & Resources

Indicative Workload: Full Time
Frequency Indicative Average Weekly Learner Workload
Every Week 26.00
Every Week 26.00
Every Week 48.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Judith Blacklock, Flower Arranging, Flower Press [ISBN: 9780955239175]
  • Malcolm Ashwell, Sally Pearson, Professional Floristry Techniques, Farming Press [ISBN: 9780852365700]
  • Jeff Leatham, Visionary Floral Art and Design, Rizzoli International Publications
  • Olivier Dupon, Floral Contemporary: The Renaissance in Flower Design
  • John Brookes, The indoor garden book, London Dorling Kindersley 1986 [ISBN: 9780863181726]
  • Stephen Scrivens, with contributions from Leo Pemberton... [et al.], Interior planting in large buildings: a handbook for architects, interior designers, and horticulturists, Architectural Press ; c1980. London [ISBN: 9780470270677]
  • Lane Greer, John M. Dole 2009, Woody Cut Stems for Growers and Florists: Production and Post-Harvest Handling of Branches for Flowers, Fruit, and Foliage, 1st Ed., Oregon
  • Jerome Malitz and Seth Malitz 2002, Interior landscapes, Norton New York [ISBN: 9780393730821]
  • by Nelson Hammer; design and illustrations by Mel Green 1991, Interior landscape design, McGraw-Hill New York, NY [ISBN: 9780070258617]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kenneth A. Beckett, The R.H.S. (Royal Horticultural Society) Encyclopedia of House Plants, CLB - Colour Library Books [ISBN: 9781858334868]
  • Stefan Buczacki & Keith Harris 1998, Pests, diseases & disorders of garden plants, HarperCollins London [ISBN: 0002200635]
  • Christopher Brickell (Editor), RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers, Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd [ISBN: 1405314540]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
BN_SHTSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture [240 ECTS credits] 5 Elective
BN_SHTSC_7 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture [180 ECTS credits] 5 Elective
BN_SHTSC_D Bachelor of Science in Horticulture [NFQ level 7, Add on 60 ECTS credits] 3 Elective
BN_SHTSC_D Bachelor of Science in Horticulture [NFQ level 7, Add on 60 ECTS credits] 1 Elective