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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
951 516 5325
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Ranked #7 of 58 attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca exhibits hundreds of live plant species, all native to Oaxaca. Planting began in 1998 with plants coming from... more » Owner description: The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca exhibits hundreds of live plant species, all native to Oaxaca. Planting began in 1998 with plants coming from different regions in the state of Oaxaca; such as arid, humid, low tropical and high mountainous temperate zones. The garden represents the broad diversity of geological formations, types of vegetation and climates that characterize Oaxaca. « less
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Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

English tour is 2 hours, Spanish only 1. I've done each one 3 times and still learn more. If you can get Carole Turkenik to lead your English tour, you will be FORTUNATE indeed. She is an engaging, humorous, walking encyclopedia. But the young Mexican fellow who does the English tour is also very, very good.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Amazing place! A living work of art! Visiting is restricted but still worth the wait.. Our tour guide wasn't all that good, he vas rude and did not try to accommodate guest, just wanted to get the tour over with. But still walking around the place is unreal!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Really worth a visit. I really enjoyed learning about the different species of Mexican plants. You will be amazed at the history of each and everyone of them. The guide was superb, very knowledgeable and made the experience really fun.

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had heard good things about the garden but I was skeptical -- but my skepticism was totally unfounded. This is a really interesting place and the tour itself was great. If you are an English speaker, tours happen 3-4 days a week. The grounds were extensive -- they seemed to go on and on though right in the middle... More

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Custer, WA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great collection of historical plants. We went on the only English speaking tour of the day. Our guide was knowledgeable, answered our questions with ease. I like to visit botanical gardens when we travel, this one was new to me, old plants I had never seen before and new ones that I was also unfamiliar with. Would return again.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I'm not a great fan of these type of attractions, but must admit that it was very interesting. Adored the "cacti walls", very impressive. Too bad they didn't have English-speaking guides (don't know if at all, or just at that time).

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Ota, Japan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Amazing selections of huge cactus.Didn't know theycould grow this big,round ones,fat ones and towering tree ones.Very interesting after having just seen them in little pots all my life.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Much was written about this garden, I will try to summary: 1. The climate of the region is hot and there is practically NO shade in the gardens. **REMEMBER TO BRING HAT, SUNSCREEN AND A BOTTLE OF DRINKING WATER!!!!!**. Not obeying this tip will ruin your whole enjoyment. BEWARE! 2. There are only guided tours in the garden (You cannot... More

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was a very peaceful and yet informative botanical garden. I highly recommend going on the tour. The plants are extremely fascinating! This was one of my favorite parts of Oaxaca! Also, the permanent art installation and design by local artists are wonderful!

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We enjoyed our walk around this place. The plants and vegetation were marvelous. However, we would have preferred to have gone without the required guide. He was going through the motions of being a guide but quite didn't seem to enjoy his job nor enjoyed giving the tour. His information was useful but the attitude left quite a bit to... More

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