St George’s Mushroom foraging day Saturday 2 May 2015 Near Monmouth

Introduction To The Food Adventure Foraging Day

Spend a may Satrurday in a Welsh Forest near the River Wye and Forest of Dean foraging for the St George’s mushroom. This forage will be lead by Henry Ashby an expert who supplies top restaurants such as Michelin starred Crown at Whitebrook just outside of Monmouth in the Wye valley.

The group will forage in the beautiful St Pierre’s Great Woods hoping to find some very nice mushrooms and then head for lunch at The Millers Arms in Mathern see map at bottom of the page.

Mushroom Foraging

May is a glorious time of the year for foraging. It’s the time when you will find wonderful spring wild foods that include the St George’s mushrooms. These mushrooms typically come out on St George’s day, hence the name and are normally in the height of season in May.

Join us on our foraging woodland adventure! Henry Ashby, expert forager and supplier of wild food to Wales’ top restaurants, will lead this foray in the St Pierre’s Great Woods just outside of Chepstow. Henry will teach you how to identify these edible treats and how to forage sustainably.

After our forage we will head to The Millers Arms near Chepstow to enjoy a light bite featuring foraged foods. We will talk about the wild foods found on the day and give you lots of ideas and tips on what to do with your edible treats.

Photo Gallery

Some photos of the last food adventure mushroom forage.

Foraging for

We hope to find some or all of the following;

St. George’s mushrooms

Calocybe gambosa, commonly known as St. George’s mushroom, is an edible mushroom that grows mainly in fields, grass verges and roadsides.

St George's Mushroom
St George’s Mushroom

Deriving its common name from when it first appears in the UK, namely on St George’s Day. More Info..


Allium ursinum – known as ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek or bear’s garlic.

Ramsons - Wild Garlic
Ramsons – Wild Garlic

Ramsons are a wild relative of chives native to Europe and Asia.More Info…

Wild chervil

Anthriscus sylvestris, known as cow parsley, wild chervil, wild beaked parsley, keck, or Queen Anne’s lace, is a herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant. More Info…

Cow parsley - wild chervil
Cow parsley – wild chervil

Pig nuts

Conopodium majus or pig nuts is a small perennial herb, whose underground part resembles a chestnut and is sometimes eaten as a wild or cultivated root vegetable. More Info…

Pig Nuts
Pig Nuts


Greater celandine is a perennial herb with an erect habit, and reaches 30 to 120 cm high. More Info…


Forage Timetable

Please bring suitable outdoor clothes and shoes/boots.

12:15 Arrive at The Millers Arms in Mathern, near Chepstow for welcome tea or coffee.
12:30 Dress for the weather and depart for our foraging site. We will drive in convoy 2 miles to the site. Individual maps will be given on the day.
12:40 to 2:40 Guided forage in St Pierre’s Great Woods
2:40 Back to The Millers Arms for a light bite featuring foraged foods.
4:00 Day ends

The Millers Arms

The Millers Arms in Mathern near Chepstow Wales is a friendly, traditional public house and restaurant with real ales and outstanding food and wines.

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What’s Included ?

Welcome tea or coffee

Guided forage walk by Henry Ashby

A light bite featuring foraged foods with your choice of tea or coffee

Tips and recipes for your foraged finds

Foraging Food Adventure Price

£45.00 for adults (13+) and

£15.00 for children (12 and under)

When ?

Date Saturday 2 May 2015 from 12:15 to 16:00

Contact Food Adventure, Organiser Of St George’s Mushroom Forage




This map includes both the Millers Arms & St Pieres Woods

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