The truck needed a drive, too. It had been sitting for quite some time.
How pleasantly surprised I was! Botanical garden does not do this place justice at all. El Charco del Ingenio. And it is so close, above the city just on the western side, across town from me. I spent about two and half hours wandering in the place.
Do not forget to click on any photo that interests you in order to enlarge it.
I hope the photos do this hike some justice for you. I had the place entirely to myself for the afternoon. Unbelievable. It was a startlingly pleasant turista experience for me.