Mushroom Foraging Fri 27th Sept 2024

  • Friday 27 September 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join us for a morning of wild mushroom hunting in the woodlands and grounds of Carey's Secret Garden for a 3-hour wild mushroom walk. This event will either be led by Dorset resident John Rensten, author of The Edible City-A Year of Wild Food and founder of Forage London or by local foraging guide and Dorset Fungi Group course leader, Andy Knott. The morning will include wild mushroom identification as well as collecting a few edible species. Learn the basics of safely identifying edible and poisonous mushroom species and get an understanding of how these amazing organisms protect, regulate and manage the forest ecosystem.

‘John’s foraging course was hands-on, informative, and a real sensory experience! I really enjoyed the course and his passion.’ Brie O’Keefe

What to bring: 
Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the Great British weather!
A note from John: Please be advised before booking, some of our mushroom forays may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties so if in any doubt please email us in advance. In addition, please be aware that although these events run for approximately 3 hours, that could easily turn out to be 4 hours instead please give yourself plenty of leeway. 

You do not need to bring baskets to collect Mushrooms in as we will be doing this together as a group. We require two full weeks notice in order to cancel and receive a refund. 

The Secret Salt Pig will be open for refreshments before and after the course, we will not be taking a break halfway through. Please arrive by 10.15am ready to set off at 10.30am. 

We strongly advise you to read through our Terms and Conditions, and Accessibility Guide prior to booking which can be found on the home page.

If you'd like to contact John directly or sign up for his foraging mailing list please click here.


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£75.00incl tax

For non-members

£75.00incl tax


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