ARCHITECTURE

Landscape Design

Landscape Design is an independent profession and a design and art tradition, practisd by landscape designers, combining na-ture and culture. In contemporary practice, landscape design bridges the space be-tween landscape architecture and garden design. Landscape design focuses on both the integrated master landscape planning of a property and the specific garden de-sign of landscape elements and plants within it The practical, aesthetic, ho++ are also components of landscape design.

One purpose of landscape design is to blend houses or buildings into the natural surroundings. To work toward a desirable landscape design, the landscape horticul-turist must have a working knowledge of design principles and plants, various aspects related to plant material, hardscape techniques, horticulture techniques and space designing for various activities.

In India, one has only to look around to become aware of the relative proliferation of landscape architecture, certainly in Delhi and many other metropolitan cities. In the last thirty years the graduates of eighty's, and even of the ninety's have been able to establish successful and busy landscape practices, and have certainly contributed to recognition of the profession by important client-groups such as Industry, Developers and Corporate bodies. Also, there are far greater number of landscape architects today. One could look upon these as market indicators suggesting increasing recognition of future potential and substantial evolution of the landscape profession.