began gardening with moss in lieu of grass at his
woodland garden in New Hope, Pennsylvania back in the early 60's.
Since then he
has converted his
entire two woodland acres into a lush, cool green oasis by growing moss with wildflowers and evergreen groundcovers on a terraced hillside with meandering paths.
This spectacular garden bursts into color in early May when the wildflowers peak, and remains a vibrant green the balance of the year due to the vast array of mosses and other evergreen groundcovers that are also growing on the hillside.
The Benner garden has been featured in over twenty-five books and magazines through the years, and Dave
still conducts tours of his
woodland moss gardens in early May.
Right: Al's Father, Dave Benner.
The first two weeks of May bring moss and shade gardening enthusiasts the world over to Dave Benner's
hillside moss and wildflower garden near New Hope, in Bucks County, PA.
offers personally guided tours of his
one of a kind garden at a cost of $10 per person.
To schedule your tour date, contact Dave
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org