From Another Kingdom is the first major exhibition in the UK to focus on the fascinating world of fungi – and it is showing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on from 19th March 2011 to 28th February 2014.

This interactive exhibition reveals the intimate details of fungi in a way they have never been shown before, challenging misconceptions and showing how they are vital to the survival of life on earth.

The touring exhibition, from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  is in the display area of the Great Glasshouse which has been transformed into a labyrinth of themed spaces where visitors will come face-to-face with fungal diversity, myths and magic and the role fungi play in eco-systems and recycling.

Highlights include a forest of super-sized toadstools, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms and a version of Russian roulette involving deadly poisonous fungi.

Want to know more?

What Are Fungi?

Cultural Influences

Health and Food

Fungi Friend or Foe?

What’s Rotting the Garden? – find out what fungi you might see growing wild in the Garden

Learning and Family Activities

Library – we hold specialist book collections on fungi and lichens

Events – find out what walks and talks we’ve got planned to help you know more about fungi