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Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio

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Mexico - Guanajuato - San Miguel de Allende

Institution Code: CANTE

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

Conservatorio de Plantas Mexicanas
Conservatorio de Plantas Mexicanas

About the Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio

Located on land with different natural habitats, the Garden is mainly dedicated to the preservation of local and regional flora. It also contains an important collection of endangered plants from arid and semi-arid zones of Mexico, mainly cacti and succulents.
The Garden is run by a local non-profit organization called El Charco del Ingenio AC, which holds programmes of conservation, education and research, and works for the Garden's self sustainability in the long term.

Main Address:
Jardín Botánico El Charco del Ingenio
Jesús #32
San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato 37700 Mexico

Telephone: +(52) 415 1544715
Fax: +(52) 415 1544715
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mario Hernández (director)
    Curator's Name: Martina García Granados
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Vincent Hoogesteger/ Martina García Granados
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1991
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 60 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 70 Hectares
    Latitude: 20.8500
    Longitude: -100.8166
    Annual Rainfall: 512 mm
    Altitude: 1990.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 400 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 100 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: El Charco del Ingenio
  • Local Address: Antiguo Camino a Xichú s.n.
  • Locality: City: San Miguel de Allende
  • Locality: State: Guanajuato, MEXICO

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 600
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 549
  • Special Collections:Cactaceae (320 taxa), Crassulaceae (121), Agavaceae (60), Nolinaceae (12), Other botanical families (36)
  • Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes