Magnifying Mushrooms

Boundary Way Project

Investigations into the micro world of fungi will be the inspiration for a wealth of creative workshops, hands on activities and a final exhibition.

Visitor Information

Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden
Boundary Way
Warstones
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV4 4NT

Our site is not normally open to the public, but visitors will be able to get involved in our project by taking part in workshops and visiting during our final open day and exhibition on Saturday the 7th of September.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

If you are interested in helping us with our survey of fungi on our site or helping out with our workshops and activities please get in touch.

Get in touch

Contact information

For further details of our activities contact Moya or Holly at [email protected]

Photos of the site

Turkeytail fungi discovery

Friday, February 15, 2019

Found the earthstar mushroom

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Earthstar by Kanj Nicholas

Sunday, March 17, 2019

New logo created by HollyPleydell

Monday, April 1, 2019

Forming a mushroom fairy ring

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Kanj’s fungi inspired paintings

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Turkeytail by Kanj Nicholas

Monday, May 6, 2019

Fungi discovery

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tree fungus

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rich Wright introduces mycology

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fungus discovery with Rich Wright

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Uncovering mycelium

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Woodland exploration with Rich

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Creative fungi foray

Friday, May 24, 2019

Creative fungi foray

Friday, May 24, 2019

Creative fungi foray

Friday, May 24, 2019

Creative fungi foray

Friday, May 24, 2019

Mushroom studies by Kanj Nicholas

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fungi Explored in Textile Art

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Mycelium Inspired Textiles

Saturday, June 8, 2019

West Park School Fungi Hunt

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Outdoor Sketching Discovery

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Outdoor Sketching Discovery

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Outdoor Sketching Discovery

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Discovering Fungi Folklore

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Fungi Folklore Mushroom Activity

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Fungi Stitch & Rust Dyeing

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Fungi Stitch & Rust Dyeing

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Fungi Stitch & Rust Dyeing

Sunday, June 23, 2019

West Park School Fungi Workshop

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mark Making in Stitch Workshop

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Mark Making in Stitch Workshop

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Mark Making in Stitch Workshop

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Painting with West Park School

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Painting with West Park School

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Clay Fungi with West Park School

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Art & Science Microscope Workshop

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Art & Science Microscope Workshop

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Art & Science Microscope Workshop

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fungi Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Fungi Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Fungi Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Sunday, July 28, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Artist Hannah Boyd guides participants through the process of creating large scale drawings with charcoal of fungi and mushrooms. 28/07/2019 - 10:00 9 Mixed ages
Participants examined fungi specimens using a light-microscope, responding creatively through drawing in watercolour pencil with Sue Brisco. 11/07/2019 - 10:00 5 Mixed ages
Using the shapes and patterns of fungi as a source of inspiration & exploring how to make marks to represent these with textile artist Elise 07/07/2019 - 10:00 4 Mixed ages
Public workshop using fabric manipulation techniques to make samples based on the gills on fungi, then rusting samples to show decaying. 23/06/2019 - 10:00 3 Mostly adults 25+
Fungi discovery workshop with Year 4 from West Park Primary School - nature activities, science experiments & fungi hunting. 26/06/2019 - 01:00 19 Mostly families or children under 12
Fungi discovery workshop with Year 4 from West Park Primary School - nature activities, science experiments & fungi hunting. 12/06/2019 - 01:00 18 Mostly families or children under 12
Artistic making and story/history sharing session with artist and folklorist Anne Marie Lagram surrounding the folklore of fungi. 27/06/2019 - 10:30 14 Mixed ages
An outdoor sketching discovery session for the public, translating the over/underground worlds of nature into a folding art sketchbook. 15/06/2019 - 10:00 10 Mixed ages
Introductory public workshop led by artist Elise Stewart that explored the underground world of fungi through stitch and embroidery. 08/06/2019 - 10:00 7 Mixed ages
Elise presented an introductory talk to the Embroiderer’s Guild promote the fungi inspired experimental textiles sessions. 04/05/2019 - 10:00 30 Mixed ages
An artist’s foray into fungi - exploratory workshop session with a group of artists who will be leading sessions for our fungi programme 24/05/2019 - 13:00 5 Mixed ages
Elise delivered an introductory talk about a creative exploration of fungi for the Wolverhampton Branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild. 01/06/2019 - 10:00 46 Mixed ages
Rich Wright led an introduction to mycology session with a group of artists and project partners. 22/05/2019 - 13:45 22 Mixed ages
A group from Wolverhampton Adult Education Service were introduced to fungi with Hannah & Kanj & discovered insects with Mick. 04/04/2019 - 12:00 10 Mixed ages