Meet Shwetha who upcycles old scrap items to design her garden

Garden and landscape designing has been gaining prominence just as much as building the house. People do not shy away from spending hefty amounts to design the landscape that perfectly complements the structure. The market is filled with unique and interesting materials that can make your garden stand out. However, Shwetha Pandey, a native of Angul, Odisha often look in the dumpsters to find materials to beautify her garden.

She has become an expert in upcycling old tyres, bottles and boxes into designer elements in her landscape. Now, her splendid garden has become the talk of the town for its fabulous designs and interesting concept. Shwetha began growing her garden, five years ago, with just a few plants. However, now, her garden boasts of more than 600 varieties of flowering plants and fruit bearing trees. Shwetha deserves the credit for designing and nurturing this haven of greenery.

Shwetha has filled both the front and the back yards with trees, plants and shrubs. Besides beautiful flowering plants, her garden has fruits like strawberries, sapota, mango tree and a small vegetable patch of spinach, plantain, coconut palms, egg plants, green chilies, broccoli, bell pepper, spinach, coriander and purple cabbage. The plants are grown in old tyres, jars and boxes and are neatly arranged in rows. Besides, she has added oodles of charm using vibrant colours and hand painted images.

A compost that turns kitchen waste into manure too has been arranged here. This organic manure is used in the garden. Currently, the family lives in the quarters allotted by the company where her husband Abinesh works. Shwetha is worried whether she has to leave her beloved plants when he gets transferred. So, she tries to grow most plants in pots as it would be easier to transport.

Shwetha’s garden has become so popular that people from the locality often visits the family to enjoy a stroll in the garden. Besides, this has become the favourite spot for photo shoots and filming reels for social media. Meanwhile, Shwetha is thrilled to have created a perfect spot for her family to relax. 

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