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El Charco del Ingenio is a botanical garden and nature preserve just a few minutes from the historical city of San Miguel de Allende. The name comes from a spring-fed pool nestled in an impressive canyon. With great biodiversity, many different...more
Calle Paloma S/N, Col. Las Colonias, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
We had a PROFESSIONAL Tour Guide (Antonio Gomez) who walked us through the SMA Botanical Gardens and explained the various cactus types... this spot was really enjoyed by my kids... but I strongly recommend having a tour guide to get the most out of this...More
If you love outdoors, this is the place
Ecological reserve in San Miguel Allende.
Botanical gardens very clean well managed.
We where very lucky everything was beautiful and green there was a lot of rain lately.
Be ready to walk .
Don’t forget your camera...More
Every cacti and succulent imaginable is found in this amazing garden. During the rainy season the water way leading to the
'presa' (artificial lake) has lovely water falls. Eary in the morning, when there are hardly any people, you may see a fox or a...More
The San Miguel de Allende Botanical Garden Tour was the highlight of our trip to visit our son and family in this beautiful Mexican city. Being a Master Gardener and avid traveler I have experienced many garden tours all over the world. Our tour guide,...More
Fantastic place to explore, but made much better with one of the facility's knowledgeable guides. We've been living in San Miguel de Allende for about 5 months when my parents came to visit. My mother is a passionate gardener, so I thought this might be...More
Extra few pesos for a guided tour is so worth it! We learned so much about the plants as well as the history of the area. I saw it during dry season as well as after 2 good rainfalls a few days later. What a...More
This is a hidden gem! We took an Uber to the gardens –walking from the Centro would have been a lot of work. Once there, there are several trails and distinct areas based on the ecosystem. Most of the species are well labeled and the...More
This botanic garden was established by the American botanist Charles Glass in the 1990. It's on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende (itself worth a visit), well signposted. It is situated in a small canyon with a lake at the bottom.One can follow various...More
We walked up to the Botanical Gardens and really enjoyed getting a chance to hike around the trails in the gardens. Beautiful view of SMA from the site.
Very affordable entrance fee and a nice gift shop on site.
Hi. I hope you had a great trip. it is absolutely possible to walk there. My husband and I walked to the Tuesday market, and then walked to El Charco, before walking back into town. We walked past El Mirador to get the... More
Hi. I hope you had a great trip. it is absolutely possible to walk there. My husband and I walked to the Tuesday market, and then walked to El Charco, before walking back into town. We walked past El Mirador to get the the market, and then took the left turn right before the market to get to El Charco. If you go directly to El Charco, one way you can do it is walk up the Cuesta de San Jose, which is one block over from la presa. There are some new houses being built, and there is an entrance to El Charco on the left. You can also keep walking straight up that road to the main entrance. It is a nice walk, and up hill, for sure, but not really that far. I hope you enjoyed it!