Mysore to have doorstep garden service soon

There could be more beautiful green patches with ornamental and exotic plants at Dasara Exhibition grounds here next Dasara, as it is ready to adopt the garden services offered jointly by District Horticulture Society, Curzon Park, Mysore, and horticulture department.

The project, doorstep garden service, initiated last Dasara, was limping since a few months. But, now, it is all set for a kick start by the end of January or February. Getting a big start, it has got a proposal from the Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) to maintain its garden.

The type of service, type of garden and its maintenance is yet to be decided after the allotment of the budget by KEA.

Residents of Mysore, as well as private firms, can avail this doorstep garden service, probably from next month. Their passion for gardening will be nurtured by the service van, which will reach the venue to inspect soil conditions, garden measurement and estimation and other services with just a phone call to the numbers of the team.
Urban people can make their dream for any type of gardens come true.

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Kitchen garden, roof garden, pergola, decorative arches, bonsai, mushroom cultivation, lawn maintenance, etc, may not be a herculean task now as the mobile unit is dedicated to do potting, re-potting, provide garden implement services and all other services at nominal rates.

The society is now ready with required infrastructure, implements, seeds, etc and is just waiting for a few civil works on its premises to be complete. The green house is also getting ready to host many Indo-American flowering and ornamental plants.

Manager of the society M Nagaraj said the van will have three gardeners.
He added there are queries from public and hopes to have good response once the service starts.

Senior assistant director M S Raju said two personnel, for the purpose, have been recruited and the team will soon have another member.

Explaining about the requirements, he said, shade poly house to grow exotic plants under controlled conditions will be erected on the premises. Anthurium, jerbera, nusa, aucra, alocasia, dresina, ferns, maiden hair, species of cactus, medicinal herbs will be among the numerous plants to be cultivated there.

Claiming the services to be a first of its kind in the state, he said, there could be private firms who offer them but this is first time the government department is into such services.

He said, training will be provided to farmers as well as general public about aspects of gardening, new technology, organic concentration and seasonal crops.

A stall at Curzon Park will also sell garden kits, flowering seeds, garden tools, pots, organic manure, fertilisers, nutrients, pot mixture and others.
For services, residents can contact 984500165 or 0821-2438572.

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