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Wales Fungus Day at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Wales Fungus Day at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Start Date: 14-10-2018
End Date: 14-10-2018

Bring your Family along to the 7th annual Fungus Day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Our 7th 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
  • Specialist walk to look at fungus causing ash dieback
  • The Fairy 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
  • 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!

Indoor Talk:

  • Fascinated with Fungi with Pat O’Reilly

Guided Tours:

  • Fairy Woods with Pat O’Reilly
  • Waxcap Meadows with David Mitchel
  • Fungi and Ash Dieback with Matt Coombes of Forest Research

All walks start from the western entrance of the Great Glasshouse.



National Botanic Garden of Wales
Middleton Hall
SA32 8HN

T: 01558 667149
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8am until 1pm



Adult £11.00
Concessions: Seniors/ Disabled/ Students £9.00
Children (5-16) £5.00
Families (2 Adults & up to 4 children) £30.00
Single Parent Family (1 Adult & up to 4 children) £20.00




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