Fascinating fungi at Brockhampton

A massive clump of Honey Fungus

Brockhampton has many types of unusual fungi growing over the ancient trees and grounds. Why not come on a walk here and see what alien-like fungi you can spot whilst out and about?

The bizarre sight of fungi, whether it’s a clump of small mushrooms, a large colourful toadstool or a mass hanging from an ancient tree, we are all captivated by these strange growths. 

Fungus growing on the carriage rides walk
Round capped white fungus growing in grass
Fungus growing on the carriage rides walk

A rule we live by here at Brockhampton is ‘photograph but don’t pick’ as all of our fungi plays a vital role in natural maintenance on the estate, plus many other visitors would not want to miss out on such a fascinating sight.

A survey conducted by Marches Fungi recorded twenty two different varieties of fungi at Brockhampton and stated there could indeed be more as they did not survey the whole 1,700 acres. They recorded tree fungus such as Hen of the Woods, Giant Polypore, Hairy Curtain Crust and a rare silky sheath as well as soil varieties; Spangle Waxcap, Parasol and Oilslick Brittlegill to name a few.

A-Chicken-of-the-Wood
A Chicken-of-the-Wood fungi growing on a tree
A-Chicken-of-the-Wood

When you next visit don’t forget to look up at the trees and down in the damp grass, you may be surprised at what you can spot!