Garden of Shobha Vanchiswar & Murali Mani

Chappaqua, NY
Garden structure/sculpture, Organic/toxin-free, Meadow, Water feature, Fruit/vegetables, Substantial native plants, Woodland/shade garden

This modestly 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 fence 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, inspired by Patrick Blanc, was installed five springs ago. It has been a steep learning curve and we are still learning! This wall has become quite the attraction. 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, and hosted a well received "Wilding Walls, Fruiting Fences" Digging Deeper in 2021. Garden is partially accessible.

Open Days 2022: Saturday, May 14
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free. 

  • This garden allows photography
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Nature friendly f372a65207813459a0d18d2caa5c1eece145dbb205535bacd45d09e443889605Nature-friendly

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Garden of Shobha Vanchiswar & Murali Mani
Chappaqua, Westchester, NY, 10514
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