Garden of Shobha Vanchiswar & Murali Mani

Garden of Shobha Vanchiswar & Murali Mani

Chappaqua, NY
Open Days

This modest-sized organically maintained garden won the 2007 Golden Trowel award from Garden Design magazine. It features a cottage garden of bulbs and perennials, a Belgian espalier of fruit trees, a grape arbor, an herb garden, a checkerboard garden, and a “meadow” with naturalized bulbs, native plants, a Domenico Belli sculpture and a greenhouse. There are many European touches like rose arbors, window boxes, a fountain, and Anduze pots. There is also a terrace with a wisteria covered pergola for outdoor dining. A vertical garden of mostly ferns and heuchera and inspired by Patrick Blanc was installed four springs ago. It has been a steep learning curve and we look forward to when it is mature. Presently, we are enjoying sharing it during its growing pains. Modest in size, our garden is rich in detail and has a great deal of visual appeal. This garden was featured in the 2010 “Best of” issue of Westchester Home magazine.

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Directions:  From lower Westchester County and New York City, take Saw Mill Parkway North to Exit 32. Follow signs for Route 120 South through hamlet of Chappaqua. Cross parkway. Turn left at “Y," and then left onto South Greeley, then right onto King Street. Halfway up King Street, turn left onto Castle Road. Look for Samalin Investment Counsel at crossing. House is #76 with post-and-rope railing. Please park on street, staying clear of front of garden, driveway, and walkways.

From upper Westchester County, take Saw Mill Parkway south to Exit 32. Make two right turns and proceed as directed above from Route 120 South.

Open Days 2017: May 13.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7. Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

  • This garden allows photography
  • This garden is handicap-accessible

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