In addition to the Gardens' many plant collections, each fall we enjoy an interesting natural phenomena: a wide variety of wild mushrooms appear throughout our grounds. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies, or reproductive structures, of some types of fungi. Throughout the season, we offer mushroom talks and walks by local experts, and interpretive signs are posted where mushrooms appear. Come visit the Gardens to learn about the 150-plus species of mushrooms to be found right here on our grounds. Please note that mushrooms may not be picked or collected; many of the mushrooms found in the Gardens are poisonous.
Every year, the Mendocino Coast hosts a Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival. Information can be found at www.visitmendocino.com.
MykoWeb is a resource for mushrooms and mycology with a California focus.