Botanising holidays

The Botanic Garden is again collaborating with Wildlife Travel to offer botanising holidays led by Botanic Garden Curator, Dr Tim Upson.
In spring 2011, Tim will lead a week’s trip to Morocco offering an introduction to the wild flowers, natural history and culture of this intriguing country. Tim has visited Morocco many times, often to collect plants for his PhD on Lavenders, which are very diverse in Morocco. We will be based amongst the famous Argan trees on the southern slopes of the High Atlas at the ecolodge at Atlas Kasbah, a melting pot of cultures and a paradise for plants and birds. Here the influence of the Mediterranean meets the desert floras of the south, creating a unique transition zone. We will visit the High Atlas and also the unique, succulent euphorbias along the coast, key bird sites and experience the colourful and cacophonous town of Taroudannt, with its traditional Medina.

For more details, please contact Wildlife Travel on 01954 713575 or follow the link left.