Typical growth time: November through January
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 160-plus species of mushrooms to be found right here on our grounds. Please do not pick or collect... mushrooms found at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens should stay at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens!
Plant List: MCBG Mushroom Species List
iNaturalist Doumented: Mushrooms of MCBG
TAKE PHOTOS NOT FUNGI! 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!
MykoWeb is a resource for mushrooms and mycology with a California focus.
Every year, the Mendocino Coast hosts a Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival. Information can be found at www.visitmendocino.com.