Plants have always been a major source of food, medicine, fibers and construction material. This dependency to plants shaped human history, arts and crafts. Plant properties can be traced in architectures of traditional houses, local fabrics and motifs, practices of farming, hunting-gathering, food diversity and medical remedies.

Once common, popular skills and knowledge about cultivating and gathering plants for food, medicine or maintenance of soil fertility have been lost. The wide range of edible plants in Bukit Kiara highlights not only our awareness about the cultural and ecological importance of a natural heritage but also our responsibility to participate to its conservation.