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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Denver Botanic Gardens’ Botanical Illustration Program goes International!

Botanical Illustration Program is starting to teach at the Botanical Garden of El Charco Del Ingenio in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Our first two classes, Pencil 1 and Sketching with Perspective will be offered in November 30 – December 4th 2009.
El Charco Del Ingenio is a 444 acre Botanic Garden including 74 acres of landscaped gardens. The remaining 370 acres represents a conservation area which provides an unique biodiversity for this garden. The living cactus and succulent collections are rich and extensive. El Charco Del Ingenio is also part of the international Botanic Gardens Conservation Program, BGCI-Plants for the Planet program.
El Charco Del Ingenio is in the historic town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Miguel de Allende is a small colonial town and one of UNESCOs cultural heritage sites. The town is located 237 km NW from Mexico City and the elevation there is 6266 feet.
Mexico does not have any formal Botanical Illustration education even though the botanical tradition of botanical illustration goes back to the ancient times and has historically been very strong in Mexico. We hope that this collaboration will give us many new opportunities for diversity.
For more information, please contact Mervi.

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