BRINGING together plants, shopping, dining and wellness in an inspiring lifestyle experience, Moss & Moor is a new independent family owned garden centre now open on Coutances Way in Ilkley.

A spokesperson for Moss & Moor said: “At the heart of Moss & Moor’s business is a mission to ‘Live Well, Eat Well, Grow’. Moss & Moor looks forward to being part of the local community and becoming a friendly destination for people to come together and to be inspired in many ways. Visitors will have an uplifting experience worth sharing and coming back for.

Wharfedale Observer: A range of products are available in the food hall

“To maximise the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening, visitors can look forward to browsing a great range of top-quality plants in our Potting Shed with a team of friendly plant experts and horticulturist always on hand to help. A range of peat free and organic composts are stocked and Moss & Moor is supporting Ilkley Climate Action Group to educate customers of the choices available. A conscious decision has been made to work with British growers in order to reduce distribution and logistical miles and associated carbon footprint.

Wharfedale Observer: The home and lifestyle shop at Moss and Moor

“There is a very large home and garden lifestyle shop with a beautifully curated range to inspire the creation of great indoor/outdoor living spaces for now and the future. From hanging chairs to giant planters, there’s plenty of options – just in time for spring and the, hopeful, lift of lockdown restrictions.

“In terms of dining - in time – Moss and Moor will have a 200 seat restaurant offering healthy, hearty nourishing dining served over breakfast, brunch and lunch. It will be a space for people to meet together amongst the beauty of plants in a relaxed and inspirational space with the stunning backdrop of Ilkley Moor. Afternoon tea will also be available and hearty roasts on a Sunday lunch once fully open. Currently, there is a takeaway menu on offer including the provision of coffees, teas and wonderful local baked goods. The Terrace opens on April 12 (subject to Government guidelines) which will accommodate 30-40 covers on a delightful outdoor patio against the stunning backdrop of the Cow & Calf Rocks. Moss & Moor also offers a wonderful giftware store with a huge variety of gorgeous gifts, homeware, cards and books.”

Wharfedale Observer: Drinks and a takeaway menu is currently available

A ‘Spotlight on Yorkshire’ gallery will showcase local artists and the Food Hall is stocked with local and independent suppliers’ goodies – jams, chutneys, baked goods, premium wine and spirits, and deli products. Workshops in support of wellbeing initiatives will be introduced ahead of Christmas to offer inspiration and a chance to meet fellow enthusiasts with a full programme planned for 2022.

Moss & Moor’s co-founder Louise Miller said: “We very much look forward to getting to know our local communities and hope we can inspire them with our feel-good vibes and great range of quality plants, shopping and dining that we we have on offer.”

Wharfedale Observer: Moss and Moor Garden Centre has a range of products for sale