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Wales Fungus Day at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Wales Fungus Day at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Start Date: 13-10-2019
End Date: 13-10-2019

Bring your Family along to the 8th annual Fungus Day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Our 8th 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
  • Learn how to make your own fungarium
  • Find out how to grow your own mushrooms
  • Fungi and fairy-inspired ballet with Llangain Youth Ballet - 
  • Shows at 1.30pm until 2pm / 2.15pm until 2.45pm / 3pm until 3.30pm, Free to attend but you will need to pick up a ticket from foyer of the Theatr Botanica to get a place
  • Find out what fungi you can eat, and what you really shouldn’t eat
  • 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
  • Displays of fungi-inspired textiles, art and illustrations
  • Stalls selling fairy and fungi bits and bobs
  • Lots of fungi and fairy-inspired family activities, including fungi face painting and wooden toadstool making


Guided Tours:

  • 10.30am until 11.30am Experimental mycologist Hywel Evans fungi tour will show you how fungi reproduce
  • 12pm until 1pm Join Emma Williams for a fungi identification walk around the Garden
  • 1.30pm until 2.30pm Come and help Bruce Langridge and Ray Woods carry out a waxcap fungi relocation experiment
  • 3pm until 3.45pm Manon Williams will introduce you to some of the Botanic Garden’s wonderful lichens

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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10am until 4pm



Adult £11.49
Children (5-16) £5.50
Families (2 Adults & up to 4 children) £33.00
Single Parent Family (1 Adult & up to 4 children) £22.00




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