We set up many gardens, but each garden is designed for your well-being.
Our gardens are easy on the purse. Our plants are hardy and easy to grow and manage.
However large or little your space maybe, we maximize productivity of vegetable and fruit harvest with effective management of space.
Many of the plants we use have medicinal properties to rid you off common everyday ailments like cough, cold, headache etc.
We use only native plants that are indigenous to India. These plants are naturally acclimatised and provide food and shelter to a whole host of insects and other fauna.
Allow your little ones to learn, explore and connect with their gardens.
Absolutely no use of chemicals! We follow natural farming techniques for regular nourishment and pest control
"I have been looking for a professional service with someone who can help me set up and guide me on how to take care of my garden. It was lovely to meet the team. As soon as I gave the go ahead, within a day everything was organised for the garden to be set up. They looked at what the garden can hold, what I wanted and what vegetables we consumed on a daily basis. I think this was brilliant, I always wanted this level of professional help and the Urban Mali program provided just that".
Meenakshi Bharath - Gynaecologist
How the Urban Mali Initiative works?
1. Call us and let us know the details of your space and your preferences
2. An Urban Mali will visit to analyse the space, take pictures and let you know what is possible
3. We will get back to you with a budget, plans and an estimate of how long the project will take with our guidance
4. The Mali comes to your place, sets up the garden and gives you tips to take care of your garden
5. In the following months, he will follow up on maintenance and regular visits if you wish to opt for this service, too.(**The time taken to set up the garden will depend on the size of the space and the requirements of the client)
Promoters of the Urban Mali Network
Radha Eswar The birth of the Urban Mali Initiative is the brainchild of Radha Eswar. Over the last few years she has been tirelessly working towards healing lands and minds through different services offered by ArtyPlantz, an organisation with a mission of connecting people and plants. Architect turned social entrepreneur deeply interested in the re-establishment of green cover on the planet. Her achievements in this field are numerous and in no small measure. She believes that many of the ills of society can be solved by planting native and naturalised plants of each region, all the while bringing to people entertaining, informative values of these plants. She was a director on board of BCIL, a sustainable builder organization in Bangalore. She studied Architecture at The School of Architecture and Planning, Chennai followed by a Masters in Building Sciences from IIT. She loves music, art, books, theater and has the curiosity and aliveness of a child. But, most of all, she is a woman with a mission and in her quiet, dignified, mothering way will rope anyone she find in to it.
Krish Murali Eswar The drive and vigour to make the Urban Mali Initiative achieve so much ground is owed to the foresight of Krish Murali Eswar. He is passionate about taking a great idea and making it into a reality, especially an idea that has a social impact and benefits the community and environment. Krish Murali Eswar’s passion in life is to set a personal example, facilitate, inspire and lead young minds to innovate ideas towards creating a prosperous society. He is a TEDx speaker on sustainable habitats and was a French government environment agency consultant on energy efficiency. He led a team to innovate and design India’s first energy information center. He is a Harvard business school executive education graduate on product development and innovation. He was the CEO & Board member of BCIL ZED Habitats, a leader in sustainable construction. He is a contributing author to urban energy source book of UN Environment Program. He is an Advisory committee member to GRIHA India green building certification standard. He has been practicing Kundalini Yoga over the last 30 years and wishes to help people heal themselves and realise their purpose in life. A mentor to all of ArtyPlantz’s initiatives, he keeps us on track to success.
Dr. Vandana Krishnamurthy
Vandana has been passionate about trees and plants ever since she was given the extra nudge and encouraged to identify plants by her college professor. She went on to do a Masters in Ecology and a PhD in Botany. Once she was finally done with all the studying and researching, she, like many other scholars was troubled with the question of what to do with all the exhaustive knowledge that she had gathered over the years. She was sure that she wanted to make a difference in the lives and homes of people. Fortunately, she was reunited with Radha, and as luck may have it, one thing led to the other and she helped Radha set-up and run ArtyPlantz. Vandana decided to use her research skills in the real world. Vandana's passion is to spread plants to every little garden space that is available in the city. She believes that every citizen in the city should be conscious about the need to preserve native plants and biodiversity and convert the city into a "living herbarium".
Your garden can have flowers that bloom seasonally, with a different look every season. The flowering gardens are carefully designed according to a plant palette to match with colours around. Many plants we use have strong roots in culture and tradition and flowers used for decoration.
Fresh, organic vegetable garden
You can have your own vegetable garden patch with all the vegetables and herbs that you use on a daily basis. No need to visit the local market on a regular basis as we can help you set-up and plan your garden in a manner that provides you enough to be harvested completely from the garden.
Rid yourself of expensive doctor visits by 20 - 40%. Harvest medicinal herbs from your garden and create simple concoctions from the recipe book that we provide after the garden is completed.