Vicky Hedwig, the plant conservationist in the middle of the desert

Since 2000, Vicky Hedwig, who is Spanish but has a German father and a French mother, has been the conservation technician at the Albardinal, a garden belonging to the Andalucian Network of Botanical and Mycological Gardens. The garden is located in the Cabo de Gata natural park, in the village of Rodalquilar. It receives 12,000 visitors each year and offers conservation programmes for school children and the general public, where they are taught that Almería is more than just a desert and that, underneath this initial impression of an arid zone, you can find great botanical richness. Her parents instilled into her this love of nature, but it was a teacher who pushed her towards Botany, her great passion.

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