SONY DSCChris Gardner is a lifelong naturalist, birder and botanist who has travelled extensively around Turkey and leads several specialist botanical and wildlife tours each year within the country (and many more overseas). With his wife Basak he is preparing books on the flora of southwest Turkey and a large photographic work on ‘The Flowers of the Silk Road & Shangi-La’ which includes many of Turkey’s finest flowers. They live with their little son Merlin in the beautiful Taurus Mountains near Antalya, close to some of the finest flora in the country.