Moss Graffiti and more

Image courtesy of Anna Garforth @

British artist, Anna Garforth is becoming well-known for her fantastic moss graffiti, which she diligently grows herself. Environmental Graffiti feature Anna and a host of other inspired outdoor artists from across the globe.  From scrolling moss poems on walls to The Moss Cross, designed and built for the Urban Physic Garden which highlights the importance of moss as an antibacterial, highly absorbent, antiseptic that may well have been used in war situations to dress wounds, there are endless design moss opportunities for Anna or anyone else to join in.

All you need to get going is a blender and a seed tray filled with compost; then add:-

  • Several clumps of moss
  • 1 pot of natural yoghurt or 12oz buttermilk (experiment to see which works best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • Plastic pot (with a lid)
  • Paint brush
  • Spray-mister