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  • Deni Chung

Ideal Tropical Edible Garden




The edible garden provides outdoor immersion and stimulation through sights, sounds, smells and tastes. It is a therapeutic experience that reconnects us with the natural environment and community.

Here are some thoughts on our ideals.


Sunlight Pattern

Most edibles require a good amount of sunlight. Observe the daylight pattern, make the most of it and plan the placement of the planters that fully optimize it.


Seamless Workflow

Plan the flexible garden routine workflow for plant care and accessibility to service amenities. For example, watering, pruning, fertilizing, harvesting, composting and weeding.


Air Movement

Strategize the breeze corridor to decrease the humidity level, distribute good earthy scents and improve the microclimate comfort level.


Water Better

Strategically plan irrigation points and drainage outlets.

Add the bio-filtration pond to absorb the excess fertilizer and recycle the water.


Soil Care

Provide space for preparation, gardening equipment storage and washing point. Regular soil maintenance is essential for productivity.


Integrated Pest Management

Strive for ecological balance when dealing with pests, i.e. interplanting plant cultures, mechanical control and biological pest control.


Ornamental Edibles

Being beautiful is not a crime.

Growing different plant species within the same planter bed can help to repel pests while adding colour and texture.


Garden as Social Space

Sharing is caring. Engage the community for seeds swap, tips exchange and harvests sharing. Make the garden an extension of the social space.





The project shown here is the landscape concept design for Morita House. It is a retirement/holiday villa in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

The landscape design redefines the balance between edible and ornamental gardens. It challenges the common perception of resort landscape "style" and transforms it into an immersive Balinese experience.


Architecture design by Living Design International

Landscape design by Kakebon.

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