A High Desert Botanical Garden

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It’s hard to imagine San Miguel de Allende without its majestic botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. Upon first visiting it about twelve years ago, I felt a tad overwhelmed. It struck me as a wild, surrealistic, almost otherworldly landscape. However, with my background in landscape design, I began to appreciate what emerged as a series of elegant gardens following curved paths. Before me were wonderfully creative and visually satisfying combinations of plants, stones covered with rust-colored lichen and boulders. READ MORE