Botanical Illustration Workshops at El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden
Denver Botanic Gardens has offered Botanical Illustration workshops at the El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden in San Miguel de Allende since 2009. The teaching is in English since it is a strong expatriate art community.
The curriculum is modified and adapted for San Miguel's environment, services and needs, however the classes are completely interchangeable with classes at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Mexico does not have other opportunities for formal training in scientific illustration, so the Gardens' program provides an important link between science and art for the country. It is beneficial for the conservation efforts in El Charco and it also helps bring different communities together.