Garden Philosophy Part 2: The ‘Gohon no ki’ concept
For the second instalment of our Garden Philosophy series, we’re introducing a Japanese landscaping concept centred on sustainability
‘Gohon no ki’ means ‘five trees’, three for the birds and two for the butterflies.
It’s a landscaping concept introduced to us by our Japanese partners, Sekisui House, the biggest and most sustainable homebuilders in the world.
They made it a rule to plant trees in their new neighbourhoods that are native to the local eco-system.
The indigenous trees selected are planted to benefit the local wildlife in that specific area.