Moss Magic Garden

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The Moss Magic Garden seeks to harness the power of moss, bringing the magic of UK woodlands to an urban garden. Inspired by these ancient landscapes, the design centres on a small space that is contemporary, while celebrating the charm of the natural world.
A moss lawn provides the base of the design, encouraging eco-friendly gardening, emphasising both the beauty and functionality of moss. Connected to a new-build home, it shows the potential to create an oasis using simple techniques in a small space.
The sunken seating allows visitors to be immersed in the woodland-inspired planting. Moss Magic celebrates the beauty and heritage of moss, offering a portal to our enchanting British woodlands in the heart of urban living.

At a glance

Who is this garden for?
A young couple living in a new build house.
Where is the Garden set?
North-west England.
Who or what is the design inspiration
for the Garden?

The feeling of being in a woodland, and fairytale atmosphere.

Key sustainability points

  • The timber used in the seating area is reclaimed.
  • The slate used in the boulders, wall and paving is a byproduct of roofing slate.
  • The garden aims to change perceptions on the presence of moss in gardens away from something that should be removed and towards something that can be seen as beautiful.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.