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

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    Boletus edulis ~ Please leave the mushrooms be for all to see!

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    Laccaria amethysteo occidentalis

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    Agaricus agustus

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    Lactarius sp.

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    Amanita muscaria

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    Blewit

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    Marasmius plicatulus

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    Scutellinia scutellata

Wild Mushrooms

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 150-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!

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.

To see more photos of our Mushroom Collection, visit the Photo Gallery.


WANT TO LEARN MORE? Each November and December we host a number of Mushroom Walks and Mushroom Workshops!