UK Fungus Day at the Garden

In collaboration with the South Cambridgeshire Fungus Recording Group, Huntingdon Fungus Recording Group and G's Fresh Mushrooms, The British Mycological Society will be taking over the Classroom at the Garden on Sunday 13 October this autumn to celebrate the inaugural UK Fungus Day.

There will be forays by local recording groups, a display of wild fungi, craft activities for children including; ‘make your favourite fungus’, ‘how the mushroom got its spots’ and ‘help to make a mushroom fairy ring’ on the botanic garden lawn! Learn all about the cultivation of mushrooms from G’s fresh mushrooms, Ely. Grow your own oyster mushrooms with our give away kits supplied by Ann Miller mushrooms and sample food from a fungal themed menu in the Botanic Garden café.

Dr Ali Ashby, coordinator of UK Fungus Day, urges everyone, from children to grandparents, to come along between 11am-3pm for some fun with fungi: ‘There’s the opportunity to go on fungal foray around the Garden with expert field mycologists; grow your own fungus; speak to scientists about their research; explore why fungi are both friends and foes and why it is so important for us to study this fascinating kingdom of organisms.!’

UK Fungus Day events are free, normal Garden admission applies.
Free, normal garden admission applies
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