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Jardin Botanico El Charco del Ingenio

Mexico - Guanajuato - San Miguel de Allende

Institution Code: CANTE

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: N

About the Jardin Botanico 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:
Jardin Botanico El Charco del Ingenio
Jesus 32
San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato 37700 Mexico

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

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mario Hernandez (director), Cesar Chavez-Rendon (owner):
    Curator's Name: Mario Hernandez/Martina García Granados
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Urani Carrillo
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Y
  • Date founded: 1991
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 60 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    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 Xich� s.n.
  • Locality: City: San Miguel de Allende
  • Locality: State: Guanajuato, MEXICO

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 18
    Number of Volunteers: 8

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 800
  • Special Collections:Cactaceae (500 taxa), Crassulaceae (220), Agavaceae (70), Nolinaceae (10).Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: Y

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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