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National Botanical Garden of Iran
The garden was founded in 1968. An area of about 150 hectares was allocated to the garden where is situated by the freeway between Tehran and Karaj at an altitude of about 1320 m.The area is flat and slopes gently to the south. The Albourz Mountains forms the background. The climate is dry with an average annual precipitation of about 240 mm falling between November and May. Temperature reaches as much as 42 43 C during July and August. During winter the temperature may fall to 10 C or lower. The natural vegetation of the area is dry Artemisia Siberia steppe.The garden is still under construction. Six lakes have been excavated, and filled with water. Two hills (the highest reaching 19 m), have been built up to represent the Albourz and Zagros mountains, (the largest mountain chains of Iran). A large rock garden with cliff walls and a waterfall has been completed as well as a special section for Iranian bulbous plants. Also another cliff wall with waterfall has been built up in Albourz section. Furthermore a wetland area has been designed and cultivated in this section.(باغ گیاه‌شناسی ملی ایران‎‎)

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