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To mark this annual focus on the science and conservation of wild mushrooms, the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be running two guided walks led by two of Wales’ most exciting young mycologists, Emma Williams and Hywel Evans.

 

Both 90-minute walks, which begin at 11am and 1.30 from the Botanic Garden’s Gatehouse entrance, will explore the beautiful and weird fungi around the Garden.

A special focus will be on the 10 waxcap fungi, known to fruit on the Garden’s sheep-grazed pastures, which have the same international conservation status as the polar bear, snow leopard, giant armadillo and Sumatran orangutan.

There will also be a table display of fungi fruiting bodies that have been found by local mycologists, a great way to see what an incredible range of fungi live in South Wales.

Also, our brand-new Film Club Botanica launches on Saturday, October 1st with three screenings of Fantastic Fungi.

Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film about the mycelium network that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions that fungi kingdom offers in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Showings in Theatr Botanica at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Free for all visitors and there’s no need to pre-book. The film’s running time is 81 minutes.

 

Find out more here. 

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