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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 5325
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Activities: Walking
Description: The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca exhibits hundreds of live plant...
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.
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The tour guide was brillant and made the tour

You might wonder how a ethanobotanical garden can be one of the highlights of the trip to Oaxaca. It was the tour guide who made you care about the corn, the teosinte, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You might wonder how a ethanobotanical garden can be one of the highlights of the trip to Oaxaca. It was the tour guide who made you care about the corn, the teosinte, the amaranthe, the parasitic catcus insects. She kept us enthralled for more than two hours. It combined the plants, the history, the invasion by the Spanish. I felt... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You have to sign up for a tour. Tours are in English or Spanish. Took the Spanish tour because I didn't have the time to book the English speaking tour. Difficult for me to understand the Spanish, but still quite enjoyable. The plants are amazing and varied. Right next to the church which is also a must.

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Playa Del Carmen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Enlighten your senses in this garden of special Mexican plants. English speaking tour with Diego- $100. Pesos per person; great for all age groups Worth a trip!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

As noted in other reviews, the garden is only accessible through a two hour guided tour. Carol was our tour guide, and did an excellent job of giving our group an overview of the historical and cultural significance of the plants in the garden. The garden is stunning - bring your good camera! Also, bring a hat, water, and sunscreen.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is located at the Santa Domingo Church. A beautiful tour showing 8 of the 9 biomes on the planet and all 8 of them within a 250 mile radius of Oaxaca. Any other place in the world you would have to extend out to a 1,000 mile radius to get 8 of the 9 biomes.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a guided tour only. English versions are only on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are 50 pesos more than the Spanish guided tours. This was an army storage facility until it was converted into a botanical garden in the middle 1990s. A must see sight! Tours are pretty punctual. Once the tour has started, people are not allowed onto... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Who would have thought a garden tour could be so interesting for 2+ hours. We went on the tour because it is the only way to get in to the garden, but Carol made it so interesting it turned out to be one of our real highlights. She gives you a great overview of the history of the area as... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our English speaking tour guide Carol Turkenik was one of the best tour guides we've ever had. Her knowledge of the garden and speaking abilities made for a great 2 hours. We had peeked at the garden from the Oaxaca Cultural Museum but Carol made the garden come alive talking about the flora and culture of Oaxaca. This garden is... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went on the English tour and although non of our party are in any way either serious botanists or gardeners we all hugely enjoyed it. The setting of the garden and the plantings are beautiful, but it was the manner in which the tour was delivered which made this a real highlight of our trip. Carol our guide, who... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

English guide for 100 MP. excellent venue, well done and I learned a lot about the native plants that are showcased in this beautiful park.

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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 5325
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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