El Charco
del Ingenio

Located a few minutes from San Miguel de Allende, El Charco del Ingenio is an extraordinary Botanical Garden and Nature Reserve. It has an extensive collection of cacti and other succulent plants from Mexico, many of them rare, threatened or in danger of extinction.

Organized civil society since 1991

Our mission is to protect and preserve biocultural heritage, developing an Ethnobotanical Garden dedicated to the conservation and study of regional flora, as well as the construction of an environmental culture in society.

Botanical collection

It is made up of species from the arid and semi-arid zones of Mexico, many of them rare, threatened or in danger of extinction.


The variety of topography and wet conditions offer a diverse and healthy sanctuary for wildlife.


Con el apoyo del Consejo Nacional de Humanidades, Ciencias y Tecnologías (CONAHCYT) se lleva a cabo la investigación para el rescate de conocimientos sobre el uso de las plantas de la región, revalorando así nuestro patrimonio biocultural .


Newsletter February 2024

Since its inception, the San Miguel de Allende Botanical Garden has welcomed various expressions of culture and the arts as part of its mission. The annual concerts, every spring equinox, like other artistic presentations throughout the year, attract diverse audiences.
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Newsletter January 2024

A partir del 8 de enero de 2024, el boleto de acceso general al Jardín Botánico tendrá un costo de 80 pesos, con un descuento especial para estudiantes, maestros con credencial vigente y adultos mayores (con credencial del INAPAM), cuya tarifa en adelante será de 40 pesos. Y se mantendrán desde luego el acceso gratuito para los menores de 10 años, así como, los miércoles y los domingos, para los habitantes de San Miguel (con credencial del INE). 
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Newsletter December 2023

Thank you Charco, a magnificent way to support nature.

Jueves 7 de diciembre, de 4 a 6 de la tarde. Aldama 9, Centro Histórico.

Gracias Charco is the annual event where you can support the El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden, an environmental organization of growing importance in our region. By renewing or acquiring a membership, you contribute to the conservation, education and science programs carried out by the Botanical Garden with local communities and the northern and northeastern areas of the state of Guanajuato.
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Protect the nature reserve

Become our ally in the conservation of natural resources for future generations. Your support helps us to continue rescuing endangered species.

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