Yes, Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Are Growing in the Queen's Garden

A wild discovery was made while celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh filmed a special for ITV at Buckingham Palace recently: Amanita muscaria, aka psychedelic mushrooms, in a garden. Not only did Alan identify the red and white fly agaric, but the palace also confirmed the surprising find. "There are several hundred fungi species in the palace garden, including a small number of naturally occurring fly agaric mushrooms," a spokesman for the palace said. Officials clarified that the mushrooms help trees take in nutrients and are not gathered for consumption in meals. Home to Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace regularly hosts royal events. It is located a few miles away from Kensington Palace, where Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince George live in an expansive apartment.