Botanical Garden


he botanical garden Hernando Ruiz de Alarc贸n of the Centro de Ense帽anza 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:
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Medicinal plants
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Cacti and y succulents
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Epiphyte plants
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Arboretum
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 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聽鈥淗ernando Ruiz de Alarc贸n鈥 botanical garden come and pay us a visit.
Edgardo Mendoza Contreras

鈥 Responsible.

Mr. Mendoza Contreras is a Biologist. He is a BA graduate of UNAM麓s Facultad de Ciencias. His interest for the conservation of Mexico麓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 Cactolog铆a聽 A. C. where he participated in various dissemination events held in Mexico City and other Mexican States.

He worked as liaison officer between 鈥淩ed Echeveria鈥 and small producers of succulent plants. He has also participated as expositor in events such as Feria de las Cact谩ceas in Axapuxco, Feria de las Flores at San 脕ngel, among others.

Jos茅 Luis Beltr谩n Magadan

. Gardner at Casa Rob铆n

Valentin Bahena Reyes

. Gardner