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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Bandung Garden Style

I have just got home from Bandung, Indonesia, where I was looking out for garden designs, and I found one that can be said to be typical of an Indonesian garden landscape.I was quite pleased to have found it.

Bandung is in West Java, Indonesia. It is on  a slightly elevated location, about 2,500 ft above sea level, and the cool temperature there produces luxuriant vegetation all year round!

Apart from the green plants, the Bandung garden design would often incorporate the stone art which is crafted in Indonesia. There are wall relief statues, stone statues, figure statues and animal statues which are displayed among the trees and borders. 

This is such a pleasant, calming statue to have in a Balinese garden.

Strange that the designer had added a Roman fusion (in the background) to the Balinese theme! 

For Macro Monday, here's a close up of the face of a stone figure statue:

A guardian spirit?

A popular feature is to incorporate epiphytes of all sorts onto huge trees.

A close up of the attractive red succulents and air plants (which look like roots ).

An orangutan and child 

This is for Mellow Yellow Monday:

Sprays of orchids like sparklers in the noon day sun.

See what I mean by luxuriant? Such well-fed foliage!

A variety of textures, patterns, shapes and shades of tropical greens and ferns.

This unusual flower is from a tall tree...unknown species (to me, that is).

And for Mosaic Monday, two animal statues:

Please visit Macro Monday, Mosaic Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday and Yard Art Thursday for more garden delights.


  1. I so enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing pics of your travels. Most beautiful plants!

  2. So many nice things :) maybe the monky is some thing to have in my appletree :) our the frogs in the birdbath I have :) /Suss

  3. The most impressive are the stone art. I like Balinese stled gardens.

  4. I like how they place other plants on the big trees, so nice and amazing! Thanks for all the photos around the world, and i'll start day dreaming looking at your photos...

  5. I like all the air-plants. It adds a unique style of gardening.

  6. the unknown flower of a tall tree is yet another epiphyte !
    quite similar to the ginger family but different !
    can't help u here !

    the courtyard with the roman lady is very attractive but I would have the steps of the courtyard filled with pot plants or I would have planted a small tree just behind the roman girl statue with its canopy above her head !

  7. A beautiful post I am enjoying your travels so much, however I just want to visit all these wonderful places even more :)

  8. How exotic! The statues give the gardens a very formal feel. The red succulents in the trees are amazing!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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  10. Beautiful garden and photos. I lvoe the statues , especially the animals statues. Have a great weekend.

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