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Australian National Botanic Gardens
Growing, studying and promoting Australian plants

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GPO Box 1777
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone (02) 6250 9538
Facsimile (02) 6250 9528
Media enquiries: Sabrina Sonntag (M) 0431184787

Fascination with fungi

Mushrooms, Stinkhorns, Cannonball fungi and more…

The astonishing world of the fungal kingdom is about to be revealed. The Australian National Botanic Gardens will host a nine-week series of talks and two workshops on fungi facts as part of its autumn program of events.

Heino Lepp, honorary scientific associate at the Australian National Herbarium, will show that there is more to mushrooms than meets the eye.

In his popular lecture series, he will cover topics ranging from fungal lifestyles and ecology to fungi and people, and spend some time looking at fungi in the Gardens.

Join Heino’s one-day workshops to discover how to recognise the immense range of mushrooms of the Canberra region and learn the steps to identify them.


No previous fungal or botanical knowledge necessary!

For course outline see .

Bookings essential 6250 9540.


Heino Lepp is available for interview.

WHAT: Lecture Series: Mushrooms, Stinkhorns, Cannonball Fungi and more …
WHEN: Every Thursday at 2:30pm from 4 May – 29 June;
repeated every Sunday at 11:00am from 7 May – 2 July.

WHAT: One-day workshops: Mushroom Mysteries
Wednesday 17 May Saturday 10 June. 10am to 3pm. $10 upon booking.

Heino Lepp is available to answer questions and for interview.


Media contact:

Sabrina Sonntag
Communications Officer
Australian National Botanic Gardens
(02) 6250 9538 or 0431 184 787



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