The Minds Behind Ferntastica Gardens
Growing up with a father who loved grafting roses, it came as a natural decision for Mario to pursue his education at the prestigious College of Agriculture in Pune. With a desire to take forth his father’s love and legacy, Mario set up Ferns Garden Services in 1978. He then went on to establish what we know today as Ferntastica Gardens in 1998.
Today, Ferntastica Gardens has witnessed consistent growth under Mario’s leadership. He established a plant nursery in Chembur, Mumbai, thereby providing a green lung to the city and creative green thumbs a chance to take home a potful of happiness. Their heritage farms in the outskirts of Mumbai is yet another brainchild of Mario.
Over the four decades of following his dream, Mario has been instrumental on several levels. From building and maintaining client relationships, working with different teams of gardeners, horticulturists and more to delivering the projects on time, Mario’s efforts have truly created the goodwill that Ferntastica Gardens till date enjoys.
Born and brought up in the legacy of Ferntastica Gardens, the seeds of passion for nature were planted early on in Ashish’s mind. An MBA graduate, Ashish took over the reins of the company from his father, Mario F eight years ago.
Ashish has been the mind and might behind taking Ferntastica Gardens to its heights of glory today. Armed with a sharp business sense and a brilliant ability to unite constant innovation with technology, Ashish has been pivotal in the company’s success.
Though he already possesses a master’s degree and another diploma in Digital Marketing, Ashish is currently pursuing further education in the field of gardening, Ashish’s commitment and foresight to bring nature closer to everyone’s lives are the hallmark of a true businessman.
With a background rich in Business, Animation and Design, Sheril brings a variety of skills to the table. While she is adept creatively designing spaces, she also possess an innate sense of driving the various teams of gardeners, contractors, vendors and partners, towards successful execution and delivery.
Sheril’s passion for creative designs combined the love for nature also translated into the concept of fairyland gardens in Mumbai. Her painstaking efforts and attention to the minutest of details produce mesmerising results that is sure to leave you spellbound.
Sheril’s mastery is constant adaptation in an ever-changing market. Her crystal clear understanding of the clients are testaments of her ability to deliver projects that go well beyond clients’ expectations. Her love for plants, flowers and nature is truly manifested through her designs that is sure to leave one amazed!
Passionate about the environment and with an aim to make our surroundings greener, Dolly Fernandez’s hobby transformed her into an experienced gardner. Her years of expertise earned through maintaining, planning and developing small gardens and flower arrangements blossomed her into a true green professional.
Dolly strives to pass on her knowledge and hosts interactive gardening, terrarium creation and pot culture workshops for children as well as adults.