Chanterelles, boletes and russulas – in the forests around Gothenburg there's a lot of stuff to eat for those who look. According to the experts, a mixed forest, with both leafy trees and conifers, is your safest bet for finding wild mushrooms. Keeping track of the latest rain is also a good idea, because about a week later mushrooms tend to pop up where the rain fell. So, bring a basket, a knife, a well-filled coffee thermos and go hunting!
The city's closest wild area which is very popular for walking, running and mountainbiking. Here you'll find the sought after mixed forest that the mushrooms like, and even though many people move around here there is usually plenty to pick for everyone.
Wild mushrooms in central Gothenburg? Sure, those who wander off the beaten paths in the Slottsskogen city park are in for treats like chanterelles and oyster mushrooms. Forgot your Swedish fika at home? No worries, there are plenty of cafés to choose from.
Gunnebo House and Gardens, the 18th century summer villa built in neoclassical style, is well worth a visit. But when you're done with the crystal chandeliers and the orangerie plants, go for a hike in the forest and you'll find plenty of goodies for your mushroom basket!
This area is home to broad-leaved deciduous forests where the Scarletina bolete thrives, but chanterelles and various kinds of boletes are also to be found. Why not combine the mushroom hunt with a canoe or kayak tour on the beautiful lakes?
Step right into the wild in this breathtaking nature reserve just north of Angered. You can easily get here by public transport and there are well-marked hiking paths to folow. Besides the mushrooms, you can enjoy rare plants and birds here.
Nowadays, the name Landvetter will probably make you think of the airport (which in spite of its name is actually located in Härryda), but this area also hosts vast pine forests that the mushrooms like. The areas further north, around Bollebygd and Töllsjö, are also worth checking out.
East of Lödöse, some 40 minutes outside Gothenburg, you'll find the largest forest in West Sweden. Boletes, funnel chanterelles and saffron milk caps are some of the mushrooms that can be found here.
Not sure how to tell agarics, boletes and polypores apart? Bring your findings to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden who arrange a mushroom identification session with their experts every Monday from August 19–October 7 (6–8 pm in the greenhouse entrance). And don't miss their annual mushroom exhibition on September 5–9.
At svampguiden.com you'll find the latest news about the mushroom situation reported by a dedicated community of pickers. The guide is also an app where you can learn about various mushrooms and find out what's in your basket.
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