Meander Walk: Mushrooms, Fungi and Mycelium

14 October 2021

Mushrooms, Fungi and Mycelium

A guided walk around Hospitalfield grounds looking at the complex world of mushrooms and fungi.

Led by Jim Cook, coordinator of the Tayside and Fife Fungal Group and local botanist and takes place around the grounds of Hospitalfield, exploring the woodland, paddock and paths learning about fungus, mushrooms and the mycelial network that creates the wood wide web.

More information

  • Wear warm/waterproof clothes and shoes suitable for potentially muddy ground.
  • Booking is essential as limited spaces available.
  • Meeting point is in front of Hospitalfield House.


Images green parrot waxcap (Hygrocybe psittacina) courtesy of Stevie Smith



Hospitalfield House is a Victorian house over several floors with wide staircases and banisters in most cases. Some areas of the house, including the Music Room on the ground floor, are accessible by wheelchair.

Hospitalfield Gardens and Café is wheelchair accessible via a ramp into the Gardens and there are wide pathways throughout the Walled Gardens.

This walk will include uneven and bumpy ground and some grass and undergrowth.

It is possible to access the ground floor level of the restored Fernery.

Hospitalfield would like to prepare with you for your visit and give any information which could help, so please do get in touch by emailing or phoning 01241656124.

There is disabled parking available on site by the entrance to the Garden.

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