About Us

Our Company

Moss Acres, the  nation's leading supplier of live moss, is located in the northeastern fringe of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania where many species of moss thrive. From our facility we package and ship substantial quantities of live moss for gardening enthusiasts, landscape architects, designers, and contractors.

Years of Experience

Moss Acres is owned and operated, by Al Benner, son of renowned horticulturist, retired professor and "moss guru", David Benner.

When it comes to knowledge and experience with growing moss in the landscape, the Benner name is well known. Not only do Moss Acres' customers receive a unique selection of the highest quality mosses, but they are also privy to over 50 years of collective expertise on the most effective techniques for growing moss in the landscape.

Dave Benner 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.

The Benner garden has also been captured on a video entitle "Made in the Shade"  and in a booklet called "Gardening with Moss". Both of these informative pieces, along with a wide range of accessory items that make growing moss even easier, are also available through Moss Acres.

OUR STAFF


Jim Fucetola - Chief of Operations

Al Benner - President

 

Dave Benner - Retired Professor & the original "Moss Man"

 

What's Next for Moss Acres?

The Moss Acres staff is hard at work scaling up production of our pre-grown moss mat system to be used for living walls and rain screens for building exteriors.  The same system can also be used for roofs.  Learn more here.

 

Deer Damage a Problem?  

The Benners have been solving deer problems for homeowners nationwide for close to twenty years - learn more here:

Benners Deer Fence