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IRAN 2018

 

DATES: c.17 April - 2 May 2018 

LEADERS: Bob & Rannveig Wallis 

COST: c. £3,250 

MEET/ DEPART: Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport 

 

Iran Iris media Iris meda

 

WHY VISIT?
 

Iran's diverse climate has enabled a huge variety of bulbs and tuberous-rooted plants to evolve. 

Explore volcanic landscapes in the north-west, where Allium, Iris, Crocus and more cover the slopes. The moist woodlands make the perfect home for an array of orchids. Up on the rocky hillsides, you'll find Fritillaria imperialis, Tulipa biflora and Anemone biflora.

 

Iris acutiloba subsp. longitepala Iran tour Iris acutiloba subsp. longitepala 

 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

Eight Frit Mountain 

The home of eight species of Fritillaria, alliums, red tulips and the recently-described Iris zagrica.

Kuh-e-Sabalan

On this 4,811m volcano you'll find a kaleidoscope of Iris reticulata (I. hyrcana) and Tulipa humilis colour forms. 

Talysh Mountains Pass 

We'll travel from the dry side to the misty Caspian forests. Here, the likes of  Anemone caucasica, Corydalis angustifolia and Fritillaria kotschyana can be found. 

You may even spy a snowdrop! (Galanthus transcaucasicus). 

New Iris

We aim to visit the misty hillsides near Zanjan to see where I. acutiloba subsp. longitepala grows among pink Aethionema. 

 

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
 

For more information or to book your place, please contact the AGS Centre.

 

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