with Tamar Galstyan
Monday, July 19, 2021
The flora of Armenia has diversity and richness from its geography. At a crossroad of two major ecosystems, Caucasian and Irano-Turanian, there are many species of value which can be grown readily here in California, as well as endemics of interest for botanical tourism.
Tamar Galstyan graduated from the University of Fine Arts and Theater, the department of Theory and History of Drama. But her second education, studying ecology, brought her closer to what she really loves, plants and the protection of nature, as well as what makes a plant rare. Living in a compact area covered with many mountains and gorges, she has been able to travel the length and breadth of Armenia and has learned its flora. For a decade, she has also guided botanical trips in Armenia, Georgia, and Iran.