Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol CymruNational Botanic Garden of WalesNational Botanic Garden of Wales

Wales Fungus Day 2017

  • Sunday 15 October 2017
  • 10am to 4pm
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Our 6th annual Fungus Day promises a mix of science, fun, art and magic that will appeal to anyone curious about these most fascinating, and mysterious lifeforms.

The event includes –

  • Guided walks and talks about fungi in meadows, flower beds, lawns and woods
  • Tony’s Table– a cornucopia of fresh fungal fruiting bodies
  • Fungi and fairy-inspired ballet with Llangain Youth Ballet
  • Find out what fungi you can eat, and what you really shouldn’t eat
  • TheFairy Wood Trail – look for signs of fairies deep within our fungi-rich Fairy Wood and post a letter to the fairies in the fairy village
  • Display of the Roy Watling fungi library
  • Last chance to see the enormously popular ‘From Another Kingdom’ fungi exhibition
  • Displays of fungi-inspired textiles, art and illustrations
  • Lots of fungi and fairy-inspired family activities
  • Stalls selling fairy and fungi bits and bobs

 Admission is free to anyone dressed as an elf or fairy!

Guided Tours:

11am-12pm: Fairy Woods with Pat O’Reilly

1-2.30pm: Waxcap Meadows with David Mitchel

3-4pm: The Garden’s Fungi Hotspots with Bruce Langridge

All walks start from Western entrance of the Great Glasshouse