We believe in empowering our Malis

Ensuring dignified employment, a healthy income and a support network, we empower every member of our garden experts with the confidence of being able to pay back their debts and live a better life within the city.

The UrbanMali fraternity of gardeners are also beneficiaries of microfinance options further allowing them to pay back agricultural debts, provide quality education for their children and better healthcare for their family members. 

Dr. Vandana Krishnamurthy introducing the UrbanMali Network

UrbanMalis sharing their experience

UrbanMalis sharing their experience

Our Mentors

Radha Eswar

Founder of The Fractal Entrepreneurship Foundation.

The birth of the Urban Mali Initiative is the brainchild of Radha Eswar, architect-turned-social entrepreneur. She started TFEF - The Fractal Entrepreneurship Foundation, with the passion to remove poverty from the society through entrepreneurship. UrbanMali is incubated by TFEF. All the enterprises incubated with TFEF have a strong molding which nurtures the mind, body and soul while doing socially impacting work that helps revitalise the planet. 

Krish Murali Eswar 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Guru

The drive and vigour to make the Urban Mali Initiative achieve so much ground, drive social impact and benefit the mali community as well as the environment is owed to the foresight of Krish Murali Eswar. A Harvard business school graduate and a TEDx speaker on sustainable habitats, he has worked with the French government’s environment agency and led a team to innovate and design India’s first energy information center. Following his two major passions, astrology and Vastu shastra, KME is a mentor to all of TFEF's initiatives, he keeps us on track to success.

Dr. Ganesh Babu

​Native plant expert, Senior Researcher and Plant Specialist - FRLHT

Dr Ganesh Babu is the inspiration behind UrbanMalis support towards native plants across city gardens. He is a botanical expert and can instantly identify all the myriad plants with their curiosities and benefits. Dr Babu vouches by the importance of landscapes using indigenous and naturalized plants. He has helped create forests and large gardens with his exceptional botanical expertise.

Get in Touch

Bangalore South (Nursery)

#72, 18th Cross, 2nd Main, Avalahalli, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560108

Bangalore North

No 15, 5th Cross, 1st Main, Amruthahalli, Jakkur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092


+91 88800-482-000



Here is why our 3000+ customers love us.

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Making entrepreneurs out of common gardeners

"The intent of making entrepreneurs out of common gardeners and promoting native landscaping is highly commendable. I have been using their services for all projects of mine and have had great response from all my clients. Kudos to the entire team on creating such impact."


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“I have been a client of UrbanMali since 2014, in fact if I’m not mistaken my terrace was on of their first projects. While my terrace layout has evolved from the initial design, the foundation that Vandana and her team laid was fantastic and to this day 6 years later my family and I are enjoying the amazing work that was done. I highly recommend UrbanMali to whoever wants to create a green space in your home one that will grow and unfold with you and one that you will fall in love with”.