Phuket, Thailand

Laguna Legacy Forests

Setting to rights the ecological heritage of an ancient forest.

The ecological heritage of Banyan Tree Resorts is located in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in the north of Phuket island. An important conservation area and is home to a number of endangered species.

Sustaining the biodiversity of an ancient forest is challenging and requires a multi-faceted approach. An emphasis will be put on native medicinal species of tree as they ones particularly beneficial to pollinators. Also, Miyawaki Method hedgerows will provide fast growing, long term privacy plus environmental, ecological and social benefits.

By implementing ideas, such as labyrinth screening and a wildflower meadows, this project will offer unique wild space experiences for visitors to discover Thailand’s native flora and fauna.








Forest Partner

The areas of the SUGi Pocket Forests

Site 1/3

Labyrinth Forest

The site of Labyrinth Forest in Phuket, Thailand
The pocket forest planted.

Forest Report: Planting

DATE: 19.04.2023

Site 2/3

Veya Grove Pocket Forest

Veya Grove aims to create a sustainable and biodiverse pocket forest of 400 square meters and features 1,434 trees comprising 76 native species.

By incorporating innovative ideas such as the Miyawaki method on hedgerows, labyrinth screening and wildflower meadows this initiative will draw a unique landscape. A transformation from its current plant composition to a vibrant array of sun-loving vegetation.

The site of Veya Grove in Phuket, Thailand
The pocket forest planted

Forest Report: Planting

DATE: 21.04.2023

Forest Design

“We are incredibly invigorated by the creative, practical and optimistic approach of SUGi, with whom we have awakened our regenerative mission at the core of our founding ethos of 'Embracing the Environment, Empowering People'.”

Ho Ren Yung, SVP - Brand HQ, Banyan Tree Group

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Laguna Park

Laguna Park is an environmental and active lifestyle attraction in the heart of Laguna Phuket.

The restaurant area will feature 1,396 trees comprising 40 native species that span 360 square meters. Native species of trees will attract a wide range of local wildlife, providing a unique and educational experience for visitors.

The area of the future SUGi Pocket Forest
The site of Laguna Park in Phuket, Thailand

Forest Design

The Ancient Forest

Up until the early 19th century, Phuket was blanketed in primary virgin rainforest.

Full of diversity and supporting abundant biodiversity, the forests were home to an immense range of flora and fauna. Currently, only one small area of this original forest vegetation remains and is known as the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.

“We all need a mind-set and heart-set paradigm shift towards a culture of Stewardship, and collaborations such as this catalyse that.”

Ho Ren Yung, SVP - Brand HQ, Banyan Tree Group

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