Hard Landscape From Ranting Nursery

At Ranting Nursery, we have variety of ideas in designing a landscape. However, we also prefer to introduce the Malay traditional landscaping; be it design and the elements. The traditional Malay landscaping is simple, yet enhance the uniqueness of the tropical settings. Some designers might designing it as contemporary, some might combine both and some might maintain the exact element. We do both.

These images are some of the elements that we designed for traditional landscape. For example, we use Betel Nut trunks, bertam leaves and bamboo and commonly found plants in Malaysia.

Based on our studies, back in years in the villages, the Malay utilised all the sources of nature to build basic needs such as houses and bench. We reincarnate the traditional design using the materials but we reinvent the shape and style of the design.

Above is an image of a Wakaf (or Hut). Usually can be found in the front yard of a house and also in the orchard for resting. By adding the Kelarai, it enhance the quality of design. The roof was made from bertam leaves and columns made from Areca catechu's trunk (Betel Nut palm).

Areca catechu's trunk was stripped and used as seats. The above bench is one of the kind, creating a distinct feature of a garden. It has a rustic image and can withstand hot and rain.

The next photo is an entrance gate, made of Betel Nut (known as Pinang in Malaysia) trunks as the column, bamboo strips as the fence and bertam leaves as the rooftop. This design is suitable to be build as a secondary entrance to a house or building.

The next following photo is actually a timber pergola, and covered with Kacang Botor or Kelisa (a type of creeper, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) which give shade. This type of pergola suitable to be located at an open lawn, garden and small courtyard.