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Mushroom Picking Nature-Walk

Saturday, 14 September 2024




Mushroom picking nature-walk under the guidance of mycologist Veiko Kastanje. Let`s see how many species we can find. Prepare to be amazed by how many different mushrooms grow in our forests, some which we may never notice during our everyday walks. Veiko has a story to tell about every mushroom he sees in the forest. We will learn how to find our own mushroom spots, which mushrooms to pick and which ones to leave in the forest, and how to preserve mushrooms for the winter. He also knows stories about “magical mushrooms”, their psychedelic qualities and the health benefits of mushrooms, both from our forests and from distant continents.

The nature-walk will end with a special surprise. In the middle of mushrooms and nature our chef will prepare a delicious bite from the mushrooms you picked during the walk. A real treat for any forager.


Veiko Kastanje has studied mycology and botany at Tartu University; also worked as a guest researcher at Helsinki University, University of Gothenburg and National Botanical Garden of Belgium. Veiko uses every opportunity for travelling, making mushroom trips or organizing mushroom exhibitions. He has also translated several mushroom picking and identification handbooks into Estonian.


Our Chef de Cuisine has created a fabulous 3-course dinner, special menu dedicated to the tastes of the islands from the local ingredients, in which foraged mushrooms will play a significant role.


Price per person 170 € inclusive of the mushroom picking nature-walk, manor made Schnapps in the forest with a pite in the forest and a 3-course dinner

Wines and beverages not included


Mushroom picking starts at 14:00, dinner at 20:00

14:00 gathering and greeting the guests in the manor park, near the main entrance
14:00-14:30 going to the forest
14:30-16:30/17:30 mushroom picking nature-walk
16:30-17:00/17:30-18:00 coming back from the forest
19:45-20:00 exhibition of the picked mushrooms. Veiko will also talk about “magical mushrooms”, their psychedelic qualities, and the health benefits of mushrooms, both from our forests and from distant continents.
20:00 – gathering for the dinner at Alexander Restaurant


For mushroom picking, we will hand out baskets and knives, but for a more comfortable walk in the forest we suggest bringing your rain boots.


Special offer for the weekend

Book any room type this weekend for 2 nights and 2 seats for the Mushroom weekend to receive a rebate of 20% on your accommodation.*

Reservations are required; limited seats available!


For reservations or inquiries please contact our Guest Relations Manager at info@padaste.ee or dial +372 45 48 800.

*When booked directly with Pädaste Manor. Rebate not available in combination with any of our special offers.