Digging Deeper: Wilding Walls, Fruiting Fences

Digging Deeper: Wilding Walls, Fruiting Fences

Garden of Shobha Vanchiswar & Murali Mani

Sun, Aug 22, 2021
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Garden designer Shobha Vanchiswar and her husband, Murali Mani, created this award-winning small garden with big ideas, all cleverly adapted or redefined to suit the scale of their site. Join them as they share two surprisingly simple, cost-effective techniques that work well in gardens of any size: espalier and vertical gardening.

The ancient art of espalier is a perfect marriage of form and function. Trees, typically fruiting varieties, are trained into two-dimensional structures. Because growth is so controlled, espalier allows one to produce higher quality fruit in smaller spaces. Sharing what they’ve learned through trial and error, Shobha and Murali will also describe their techniques—inspired by French botanist Patrick Blanc—for creating a vertical garden to transform a cinder-block wall into a lush horticultural feature.

Date and time
Sunday, August 22, 2021
10 a.m. to noon

Location
Garden of Shobha Vanchiswar and Murali Mani
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Registration
$30 Garden Conservancy members
$40 General admisison

For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email events@gardenconservancy.org.

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