Here we go for Part 2 of our visit to El Charco del Ingenio, Mexico, the Botanical Garden in San Miguel de Allende. This was a neat little "cave" they had there you could go inside. They had a fun little area for kids (and grown-ups…)
The Conservatory was a beautiful collection and display of a wide variety of cacti and succulents from all over Mexico.
Some were clearly more fragile than others and were in little cages.
I loved this little display- the Burro Tail has always been a favorite and I love how it cascades over the rock in this pairing.
They had nice little plaques on some of the plants detailing name and region.
The displays were pretty- they used every square inch in a creative way. They had a little water area running through the middle as well which added to the atmosphere.
I loved the structure of this one.
Another fun little setting.
The Reservoir can ben seen from just about all the pathways.
I liked this display.
Here is a little fern, Scaly Cloak Fern, that has gotten a lot of attention (at least in Austin) as of late- here it is seen growing out of some rocks- there were several here and there but I liked how this one was peeking out.
The ducks sunbathing on the little island.
I am not sure what this was but I liked it.
Another little guy I was not sure what it was but I liked the texture to it. I will post the final part which has photos of the dam and the canyon area next to that which was really amazing.