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Tickets are limited each night and may sell out.

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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    Amanita muscaria

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    Hygrocybe conica

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    Nidula candida

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    Tremella mesenterica

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    Fomitopsis pincola

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    Lepista nuda

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    Lactarius sp.

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    Marasimus plicatulus

Mushroom Walks

November – December

The Gardens is home to more than 160 species of mushrooms during fall and winter on the Mendocino Coast. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of some types of fungi. Normally hidden underground, these reproductive structures lie dormant until the rainy season, when they sprout above the earth. We consider mushrooms to be one of our collections, and we are the only botanical garden in the U.S. to label the mushrooms in our garden with both scientific and common names. These walks are free with regular Gardens admission (just plain free to attend if you are a member of the Gardens). See our event calendar for information on this year's Mushroom Walks.


Please remember, mushrooms found at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens should stay at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens... DO NOT PICK OR COLLECT from our botanical collection!