I received some photos from Otto that he has had scanned and since our meeting will be about famous plants men I thought I could include these photo's.
Otto in Afghanistan1971, when Otto travelled to Afghanistan it was a peaceful country, there was still a King in his palace in Kabul above and below.
At the International Rock Garden conference in Harrogate 1971 (left) Paul Furse a bulb grower and botanical artist, he did the botanical Cyclamen illustrations for Collins Guide to Bulbs by Patrick M Synge.
E B Anderson (right) a very clever bulb grower. When Otto visited E B Andersons garden in Lower Slaughter he had Iris reticulata Katharine Hodgkin a hybrid that he had raised out in flower in its 2nd year to flower.
Wilhelm Schacht from Munich Botanical Gardens of Iris schachtii fame (left) and Oleg Polunin (right) a Fritillaria and a Saxifraga named after him, he is also the author of Flowers of the Himalaya, Flowers of Greece and the Balkans and Flowers of Europe a field guide a busy writer.
Scottish Rock Garden conference Robbert Ruffier-Lanche, Grenoble Alpine Garden France, he stayed at Hegg Hill with Paul and Polly Furse when Otto stayed there. Ken Aslet Alpine Department, Wisley and a young Otto.