Creating a miniature moss garden is a great way to connect with nature and find peace, especially if you don’t have an actual garden or an outdoor space nearby where you can spend some time relaxing.

Remember that moss enjoys a humid environment. You can maintain it by placing a clear glass or lid over the container to create a mini greenhouse effect. Alternatively, you can mist the moss garden more frequently to increase humidity.

It has been very dry recently where I live, so finding a nice green piece of moss was a challenge…  If you manage to source some bigger, nicely shaped clumps of moss, your garden will look much better from the start.

Materials & Equipment


Moss clumps


Small stones (I used aquarium gravel)

Tiny plants or other landscaping elements like pieces of wood, miniature figurines etc.

Fine mist spray bottle


  1. Choose a container; it can be a deep or shallow dish; the possibilities are endless: glass terrarium, fish bowl, a jar or even a bonsai dish or a tray. I used a glass vase.
  2. If the container does not have drainage holes, best put a layer of small stones on the bottom for drainage. Otherwise, just fill it with a layer of soil.
  3. Collect different types of moss and other tiny plants.
  4. Arrange the moss and the plants in the container.
  5. Cover the rest of the soil with stones or other elements.
  6. Use a spray bottle to mist the garden straight away and then mist it regularly, ensuring that the soil remains moist but not over-saturated with water.
  7. Place your miniature moss garden in a place where you can admire it – someplace with plenty of indirect light but away from direct sunlight would be ideal.

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