Plants · Gifts · Decor


Moss, an urban garden boutique, has come to downtown Iowa City! With Moss comes a curated selection of plants and pots for the indoor gardener, and nature-inspired gifts and decor.

You may already know our original store, bark & bloom, located inside the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Or we may have met at the Iowa City Farmers’ Market a few times. Alan and I (Anne) are not strangers to Iowa City. It’s where we met, back in 2003, at an Italian language meetup. We connected not just through languages but also our mutual love of plants. We’re both gardeners and house plant addicts. We chose downtown Iowa City as a location for Moss because we value this vibrant, urban, walkable community full of unique, locally owned businesses.

Moss, our new plant-centric store, is named for a plant that embodies simple elegance, serenity, and its earthy appeal is at the core of our aesthetic.  Moss is one of the planet’s earliest plant forms — its ubiquity and adaptability inspire us.

We see plants as living sculptures adding beauty, intrigue and comfort to our surroundings. Come visit Moss – add a bit more life into your urban spaces.

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112A E Washington
Iowa City, IA