Fungi at the Arboretum

The varied landscape at the Arboretum supports at least 128 species of fungi, which together, form a cosmos of life beneath your feet. Indeed, a range of fungi can be seen all year round, and especially in late summer and autumn after heavy rain. Keep your eyes peeled for these enigmatic organisms and check the ‘What’s on’ page for information on our annual Fungus Foray.


Every year we celebrate UK Fungus Day at the Arboretum, usually with a fungi foray. Arboretum staff and experts from the British Mycological Society lead a walk through the Arboretum. Specialists are on hand to explain the incredible world of fungi, with examples, field guides and more. UK Fungus Day usually falls in the first week of October.