St George's Mushroom


The St George has been few and far between in the garden this year, however, my neighbour let me pick his so I wonder - since they grow in a circle as they exhaust their food source - will they reappear on my side of the fence next year? Watch this space!


This is one of the mushrooms that recurs in the same location for many years, sometimes in scattered groups & somtimes in fairy rings. Calocybe gambosa has a common name - St George's Mushroom. It is a very good edible mushroom, distinguished from other pale species of springtime by its size, growth pattern and most importantly, its mealy (like wet flour) smell. Once you smell it - you'll know what I mean!

This spore painting is made using wild mushrooms picked sustainably in my garden. The frame (purchased) is 30 x 40 x 4cm deep which can be hung. I used a grey board and a white frame with perspex.

Like a fingerprint, each mushroom has its own unique pattern which ebbs as it ages. This painting is absolutely original and unique.

It is not recommended to remove the print from the frame due to its very delicate nature and not all my prints can be sealed.

Before you hit buy!

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations before the item has been dispatched. Please request the cancellation via the website within 24 hours of purchase.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I cannot be responsible for delays due to customs issues.

Care Instructions

I recommend hanging these prints out of direct light to avoid fading. If you wish to remove the print from the frame, please be careful to not to touch or damage the spore pattern - they are delicate and not all can be sealed.

Gift wrapping

All art is shipped in a box with padding for the corners. Please contact me if you want your piece gift wrapped.

Personalised or Custom orders

I may not always have mushrooms at hand for something specific, you may have to wait a year for them to appear again! However if you have an idea, please do contact me and I'll be happy to work something out with you.

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