Japan will soon be able to add desert gardens to its National Garden, the country’s Cabinet has announced.
The announcement was made at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, but the Cabinet Secretary was not able to give details on the new gardens.
The gardens are expected to be up and running by 2020.
They are expected for the Chiang Kai-shek National Park in the western part of the country, the southern part of Hokkaido and the western portion of Okinawa, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry said.
The government has already announced plans to add about 40 more gardens in the country.
In recent years, Japan has begun planning for the reintroduction of native flora, insects and animals from its desert and tropical regions.
The country has reintroduced a number of native species such as the Japanese knotweed, bamboo, the yellow rose and the Asian starflower, and planted more than 200 species of plants in the parks.
The Japanese government has said that it will protect native flora and plant species by making efforts to conserve the environment.
The gardens will be operated by the Natural Gardens of Japan.