Botanical Garden

T

he botanical garden Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón of the Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros, UNAM, Taxco campus, is to be found at the upper section of its premises (Ex Hacienda de El Chorrillo). It opened in November, 2011, with five plant collections:
·         Medicinal plants
·         Cacti and y succulents
·         Epiphyte plants
·         Arboretum
·         Copaletum
Besides its rescue and conservation tasks, the garden carries out work of environmental education by means of courses and workshops directed to schools and the general public which include activities on ecological and eco-technical topics such as the proper handling of solid residuals, use of compostal materials, natural cosmetics, elaboration of ointments and use of medicinal plants.
With the support and participation of the community and the institution it aspires to preserve and avoid the loss of vegetable species, to promote and secure the sustainable use of natural resources as well as to foster the biological diversity and its conservation for the benefit of present and future generations.
If you want to know more about the “Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón” botanical garden come and pay us a visit.
María Guadalupe Guzmán Jacobo

. Responsible.

Miss Guzmán Jacobo is a graduate in Biology of Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM. She wrote her graduating dissertation on “Propagación sexual y anatomía de la semilla de Swietenia humilis o zopilote”, a tree of economic and medicinal importance which is widly distributed at the watershed of Balsas river.
She has participated in diverse work groups such as Yolixtli, giving workshops on separation of solid and organic residuals to high school and university students, as well as at Sociedad Mexicana de Cactología and at SEMARNAT in courses intended for the sustainable use of species in some risk, workshops, readings and as a hostess of the itinerant collection of plants.
She also worked in a project to improve and optimize the growth of water plants of the Lemnaceae genre with feeding purposes. She is currently in charge of CEPE-Taxco´s Botanical Garden “Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón”.

Edgardo Mendoza Contreras

• Assistant.

Mr. Mendoza Contreras is a Biologist. He is a BA graduate of UNAM´s Facultad de Ciencias. His interest for the conservation of Mexico´s floristics wealth has made him to venture in diverse areas of the scientific daily task of such as biotechnology, cacti studies, the conventional propagation of plants and the scientific outreach.

He has collaborated in some in vitro propagation projects with cacti, orchid, ornamental and coppice plants. He was a member of Sociedad Mexicana de Cactología  A. C. where he participated in various dissemination events held in Mexico City and other Mexican States.

He worked as liaison officer between “Red Echeveria” and small producers of succulent plants. He has also participated as expositor in events such as Feria de las Cactáceas in Axapuxco, Feria de las Flores at San Ángel, among others.


José Luis Beltrán Magadan

. Gardner at Casa Robín


Valentin Bahena Reyes

. Gardner