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Mushroom Kingdom

Learn how The Grafton Hotel is creating a Mushroom Kingdom on the rooftop

Building Our Mushroom Kingdom

We are thrilled to unveil the latest milestone in our sustainability journey here at The Grafton - our new Grafton Mushroom Kingdom is now live and thriving!
This innovative initiative is the result of meticulous planning and dedicated effort, from constructing the shed to researching and perfecting the cultivation process. Our mushroom shed is partially heated by the residual heat generated from the plant room on the roof, showcasing our commitment to utilizing natural resources efficiently.
Check out the attached pictures for a sneak peek at our progress. Stay tuned for more updates and photos as our Tree Oyster mushrooms continue to flourish over the next 3-4 weeks. Why are mushrooms important you might ask? These are some reasons to cultivate mushrooms:

Fresh, Locally Sourced Ingredients

Growing tree oyster mushrooms on-site allows Grafton to offer fresh, locally sourced ingredients to our guests, enhancing the culinary experience.


Cultivating mushrooms is a sustainable practice that requires minimal space and resources. We can repurpose organic waste, such as coffee grounds or sawdust (if available), as substrates for mushroom cultivation, reducing waste and promoting eco-friendliness.

Health Benefits

Tree oyster mushrooms are nutritious and low in calories, making them a healthy addition to our menu. They are rich in protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, offering guests a nutritious dining option.

Unique Culinary Offerings

Tree oyster mushrooms have a delicate flavour and a meaty texture, making them a versatile ingredient for our chefs to incorporate into various dishes.

Educational Opportunities

Mushroom cultivation in our hotel will provide educational opportunities for staff and guests alike. By sharing the mushroom cultivation process on our different channels we will be educating our guests and staff about sustainable practices and the importance of locally sourced ingredients.

Aesthetic Appeal

Tree oyster mushrooms can be visually appealing, with their distinctive shape and colour. We can use mushroom cultivation as a decorative element, adding natural beauty to our roof garden and for our dishes.


Overall, cultivating tree oyster mushrooms at The Graton promotes sustainability, enhances culinary offerings, and provides educational and aesthetic benefits for both staff and guests.

Stay tuned to our socials to follow the growth of the Mushroom Kingdom!

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