Vriksha nursery

Vriksha nursery is a second generation nursery based in Mumbai where we strive to change the face of urban gardening in India with over 25,000 gardens executed in Maharashtra/Goa/Gujarat. We have a team of dedicated professionals who will leave no stone unturned to give you gardens of the utmost quality. Vriksha nursery has been synonymous with innovation in our field be it set landscaping(over 15000 teleserials/movies/adfilms), temporary landscapes (over 2500 exhibitions and weddings),ikebana flower arrangements, urban farming, rooftop gardens,living walls etc.
contact us :9820704069 Email: shaan_lalwani@hotmail.com
or better still
Drop by at: 1 ganga apts ,
irla railway soc(2nd last bungalow lane opp papilon hotel )
mumbai 400056.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Crazy Over Night Gardens of Bollywood !!!!

With a nursery situated in Mumbai crossing paths with Bollywood was inevitable...but we at Vriksha nursery love taking things to the next level...the idea here is to create for them a tough,durable beautiful green space in 2-3days sometimes in a matter of hours the garden should be up and taken out in as short a span as possible....and when an ace art director came to us with an idea of creating a Meadow for an indoor dance number i couldn't refuse ... cant name the movie but iv got some images to show what we did in 1 night in an indoor studio...one of the massively popular leading actor pairwas having issues with some dates so couldn't travel to shoot for this romantic song to nainatal so what we had to do was get the hill slopes to them right here in Mumbai!!! a 3 day shoot a 15,000 sqm ac studio and this is wad we did in 12 hrs...burning the midnight oil and having 20 cups of coffee!!!
My dad was some1 who always was up for something different back in the day when alcohol adds were legal we had another set created in a closed studio in the july at the peak of the rainy season the client wanted to shoot an add with a backdrop of autumn the falling leaves and sepia tone was required ....what happend next was 48 hrs ill never forget 7 trucks of fallen leaves from the farm,arey milk colony,my sites and even the bmc dumpster were collected! a fibre tree was created and each leaf spray painted was stuck by hand and glue 48 hrs no sleep loads of junk food the result was dramatic and what he did was something ill always look to as an inspiration.

Another movie and another clash of dates and as it turned out we needed to create a dance institute in somewhere in the mountains the back drop of film city turned into the hills of the north and the garden that was created on which 4 songs 3 fight sequences and some extrelely hilarious drama scenes panned out(movie i wont name just was one of the worst movies iv ever seen) but the sets we made were pure hard work) the path
,the lawn ,the plants and the trees that we had to create we had to be strong enough to witstand all the lights ,the shooting etc for over 17 days and im very proud to say that the survived and survived well!!!
Big boss 4 was one of the most watched shows in television history ...maybe it was the host salman khan or the antics of dolly bindra that made the headlines but behind the the screeming and screaching there was a garden that sustained itself for the whole duration of the show!
or should i say survived dolly bindra and khallis combined weight!!!
some other sets made in the industry each has a story each was
over the years we have done over 15,000 sets each one has had a story each one has been fun im putting up the images take a look urself and feel free to comment:
..iv been lucky to work with the best art directors in town and trust me when i say this these guys are the most hardworking dedicated and wonderful people iv come across in the line ...from the legendary heres what they have to say about us:-

i have worked with mr lalwani several times and every time hes come up with nice ideas the experience has always been pleasant.in duhla mil gaya he dressed sushmita sens house with tropical flowers and plants as the story was set in the west indies....for the music launch of ravan he created for us the true feeling of a raw Forrest that was appreciated by one and all in short he can diliver gardens acording to my vision without any compromise -Mrs Leela Chanda

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