Go Green Nursery

Mumbai-based Go Green is one of the few nurseries in the country to provide 8 to 12 feet developed plants, ready to be planted.

Go Green is an eight years old firm, founded and headed by Mr. Bharat Soni, along with a team of horticulturists, botanist and landscape designers. The farm is located in Panvel, Maharashtra. It is involved in the field of horticulture, landscaping and garden management, including conservation and preservation of natural habitats and converting barren lands to productive landmarks.

The nursery is spread over an acre, housing over 1500 varieties of plants. “Though the area is small, we are proud to have the largest collection of plants, especially medicinal plants, in the whole of Maharashtra. We also stock 8 – 12 feet developed plants, as well as indigenous plants.

Go Green is one of the few nurseries in the country to provide 8 to 12 feet developed plants, ready to be planted. Also termed as mother plants, grown up trees, specimen plants or established plants, this section caters to the instant needs of those who have been searching for the tall order to grace their landscapes,” says Mr. Soni.
He further says, “Unlike other nurseries, the idea is to go beyond plants. Hence, we are also responsible for developing ‘green concepts’,” adding, “Although we source plants from other growers, our forte, as mentioned before is in green concepts, which revolve around ideas that blend with nature.”

Green Concepts
Mr. Soni explains Green Concepts as sectional areas created within the nursery. Through the assemblage of the right plants, we have categorized concepts into sections, such as balcony gardening, terrace gardening, kitchen garden, hanging garden, ayurveda arcade. We have the largest collection of medicinal plants in Maharashtra – more than 300 varieties. Moreover, unlike other nurseries, each plant is labeled with its botanical and local name, including family, types, requirement of water, sunlight, etc,” he maintains.

He elaborates, “We have developed the concept of having everything in gardening under one roof. We also actively promote the environment in our own little way by making sure that the inputs like the manure, etc is organic and no chemical fertilizers are used.” The company sells plants based on the seasons. “So, as of now the interesting collection at Go Green includes poinsettia, anthurium, orchids and euphorbia,” he adds. The nursery also has a special plant care section, which is dedicated for detecting plant diseases, and curing them.

Target Customers
Go Green is mainly into landscaping, apart from garden maintenance contract, farm management, land development, garden consultancy and tree transplantation. The firm offers doorstep service for landscaping and garden consultancy, garden maintenance contract, farm management and tree transplantation at Mumbai, Panvel, Karjat, Alibaug, Murud, Revas, Mandva, Mangaon, Mahad, Khandala, Lonavala, Panchgini, Pune, Vada and Manor. When asked what was the minimum area required for landscaping, Mr. Soni says, “The area could be anywhere starting from 500 sq. ft.”

[hidepost] According to Mr. Soni 30 per cent of the company’s business comes from retail while 70 per cent from services such as landscaping. “Our chares for services depends on the size of the land, job to be undertaken and the time span,” he adds. Some of the prominent clients of the firm are Birla, Bharat Heavy Electronics, ISPAT, RCF, Le Royal Meridian, JW Marriott, Film City, Sahar Airport, Reliance – Patalganga and few private farms informs Mr. Soni.

Activities in Nursery
Mr. Soni maintains, “The Go Green nursery is very popular in the surrounding schools and colleges, as we organize educational trips to our nursery quite regularly for these institutes. This is because of the systematic arrangement of the plants and the labeling. Our people help the visitors by guiding them through the nursery.” He adds, “We also regularly conduct seminars on gardening. In addition to the seminars, we also organize exhibitions and events at the nursery. The events include: Spring In Autumn, Back To 1500 BC, Bonswood, Nature’s Expressions, Ayrved se Ayushman. The recently concluded one is ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’. Soon to follow will be Bougainvillae Mela.”

The nursery also supplies bonsais and cactus. “We have a dedicated section for bonsais and cactus. In fact, BONSWOOD was an exhibition dedicated to bonsai and wood creations, only,” says Mr. Soni. When asked about his opinion about cactus not being recommended by Vastu, Mr. Soni is quick to reply, “Nothing in nature is bad. So, I feel the suggestion avoiding cactus, as per Vastu is a hoax,” adding, “Bonsais that we have are tamarind – 25 years old.; baobarb – 15 years old; pipal – 12 years old and many more.”

Speaking about the speciality of the nursery compared to other nurseries and landscaping companies in Mumbai, Mr. Soni says, “Go Green is a garden mall, where you get everything under one roof.” The firm has 23 permanent employees, besides the local project workers on site. The company has clocked a turnover of Rs.50 lakhs in the last financial year.”

He says, “With more awareness being created, there is a definite shift from concretization to developing more of green areas. There is a huge potential for nurseries in west India.”

Go Green is not into export as yet. When asked whether high cost of prime real estate work out profitable for the nursery business especially for the average nurserymen in west India, Mr. Soni says, “Being with nature naturally brings in money.” Mr. Soni suggests plants like stevia, jatropha, vanilla, ashwagandha, safed musli, amla, and aloevera to be grown for commercial agriculture/horticulture by farmers.”

Future Plans
Talking about the firm’s future plans Mr. Soni says, “There are 4 roads that lead out of Mumbai. We have already covered one – Bombay-Goa road. Our near future plan is to cover the other 3 routes – Bombay-Pune, Bombay-Nasik and Bombay-Ahmedabad.” He adds, “We also intend to market organic fruits and vegetables under the Go Green brand.”

Mr. Soni is from the field of advertising and marketing and owns an agency. “I have been very active in the print and electronic media. Go Green is an offshoot of a vision that came up in the nineties.

The vision was to promote greenery, and in a way also provide employment opportunities to the locals, in the vicinity of Panvel-Pen,” he avers.

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  • Prashant Shah

    Hello Mr Soni,

    We would like to develop 1 acre of plot located at Alibaug- We would like to know the quatation & othher charges for such big area

    Currently we have around 50 coconut tress (25 Guantas) rest needs to be developed

    I am reachable on my cell- 9960644164 (Pune)

  • maria

    we visited your center.we came form ST.Anthony girls high school.I really loved your nersury.

  • nigel koli

    I visited the Yusuf Mehrally Center in panvel that was maintained by Go Green. My school that is the St.Joseph’ School had taken us to this center for an educational trip. I was really stunned to see the way the plants were maintained and grown. I was amazed to see the number and the variety of the plants there and as a result I could not write down all the details ot the plants. Can you send me some information about the plants there?

    thank you.

  • tejashree

    I am from D.A.V. college Bhandup(E).
    We had visited your go green nursery as our college had taken us for an educational trip their.The nursery is marvellous.We loved the way it is maintained by you and your members.Hats off to you all.We all liked the way explaining was carried on by all the guides over their.Thanks you once again sir for maintaining such a beautiful nursery.THANK YOU ALL.

  • tejashree anchan

    i ( tejashree -Holy Family High School) visited the Yusuf Mehrally Center in panvel that was maintained by Go Green nursery . I was amazed to see the number and the variety of the plants there and as a result I could not write down all the details ot the plants. Can you send me some information about the plants there?
    if u can pls send it soon !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr. Farooq Khatkhatay

    Dear Mr. Soni, I would like to visit you personally for which I would request you to send me your postal address and give me a time when i could pay you a visit.

    Thanking you,
    Farooq Khatkhatay.

  • shakib qureshi

    i am a student of christ church school and i visited your nursery today. i am amazed to see plants and trees which i have just heard or read of. it was a fantastic experience. my entire family was with me today and we wish to come back soon.

  • shakib qureshi

    i wish that some information of the various plants could be available to us as it is very difficult to remember all at one go. do you provide written materials also. i would appreciate if you could send me a copy of it.

  • amish gandhi

    I AMISH GANDHI (HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL) had visited the go green nursery and I was shocked to see the variety of plants there and I was very happy . But I could not remember the information because I was unable to write all . So please can you send me a copy of it if possible. If you can then please do it fast

  • aishwarya dhandore

    I Aishwarya Dhandorefrom Holy Family High School had visited the go green nursery.It was absolutely amazing to see a wide variety
    of plants and saplings.i wish i could be a more active participant of the activity carried by the organization

  • http://www.king.com AIMAN

    i want some information on plants

  • TEJAL DIDHESH SHAH

    i would like 2 have address of your nursary & your phone no. bacause even we have a big place at roha i.e. Raigad district which we would love to develope as a nursery. please contactme

  • jagdish dhekne

    I dont want small plants but i need big fruit trees grwon in big drums or so. beside do you have any clue how to grow karwanda plants?

  • Mannan

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    I am staying at Apta which is around 6-7 kms from your nursery. Me and my freinds wants to do plantation in our village, B’cause there is density of trees in the forest area which is affecting the climate. can you please let me know if you have any such scheme of free plants / plants on low rates.. Please call me for the details asap. (9860870855)

  • chaitali patil

    I completed my T.Y.BMS but i am very intrested in gardening. sir i can you please help me what have to do now? i really want to gardening take as a profession.

  • Mr. Amol Mokashi, Pune

    Dear Mr. Soni Sir,

    My company is organising a Exhibition of “Home Plant Garden” in Pune on Sept last week. The exhibition will inculde all household plants, bonsai and terrarium. In the exihibition we will hosting a photography compition and also informative lectures of experties. The event is open for all.

    So can you help in this event sir !! This will be the first time pune people will saw all the info abt plant. May be u may interested in the event. Hopeing for the positive response from you sir !!!

    Thanks

  • M. G. Patil

    Dear Sir,
    I have a small garden in new panvel. We require your help regarding the development of our garden.
    Please get back to us on +91-9987331914/022-24121139.

    Thanx n Regards,

    M.G. Patil.

  • http://google nishant doshi

    i visited ymc with my school and it was a fabulous thing and i loved it cuz they were hard working and their soap,oil,greenery.pottery etc i liked that place and will come there once more
    thank-you.

  • http://google naivedh shah

    it is not a good place their workers are all selfish they dont no how to work also i will never visit there again

  • saniya

    It’s really a lovely place………..

  • Vinod

    We are visiting Khandala today. Would like to visit the GO Green nursery at Khandala/ Lonavala. Can we please have the address and contact telephone number?
    Vinod

  • Rajendra Acharya

    Dear Sir,

    We have 30 gunthas plot near Kashid beach and would like to develop this plot We would like to know the quatation & othher charges

    Regards – 9820497232

  • jaspreet

    We r based in Chandigarh, is there a way to get plants here.

  • http://NA Vajir Ali

    Dear sir,

    I am MBA graduate from Gujarat University, a’bad.

    I own 17 acres of land apprx 80 kms away from a’bad.

    Suggestions are required from your side that how can we take Go Green as business prospects or do you have any business partner in Gujarat?

    If no, how can we go further.

    Kindly suggest.

    Regards,

    Vajir Ali
    918980014009

  • Ajay Kumar

    Hi,

    I am impressed with Bharat Soni and the concept of Go Green. I live in Delhi. I want to assosiate with Go Green for your expansion in Delhi. Kindly contact me at 09718508580

  • Ajay Kumar

    Hi,

    I am impressed with Bharat Soni and the concept of Go Green. I live in Delhi. I want to assosiate with Go Green for your expansion in Delhi. Kindly contact me at 09718508580. KIndly also send me your mailing address and contact number.