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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
951 516 5325
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Ranked #8 of 55 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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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice botanical garden, the tour was very well explained and it´s a huge one too...it's only 50 pesos.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

El Jardin Etnobotanico (Ethnobotanical Garden) in Oaxaca is a special place. We took the English tour, and our guide, Carol, was extremely informative and interesting. I enjoyed learning about the many plants, trees and cacti growing there, which are all native to Oaxaca. Highly recommended.

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Norman
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Excellent two-hour tour -- included informaiton about not only the botanical garden, but also local history and culture.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This garden is at the back of the Santo Dominigo cathedral. Twice a week they have tours in english. It was great and complimented what we had heard adn learnt on tours to some of the old ruins. Great guide who really highlighted the history of both the gardens as well as the plants and their many uses.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited with several friends, and we all enjoyed it very much. Mostly we want to praise Diego, so knowledgable, friendly, humorous and a great command of the English language. We will definitely go back again next time we visit Oaxaca.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The garden was magnificent and the docent, an American woman who volunteers her time, was amazingly knowledgeable as she led us on a most interesting 2 hour tour.

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Athens, GA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

view of the gardens from the St. Domingo Cathedral Museo (which was fantastic - well worth the $6 entry fee just to see the building structure) were beautiful. But you can only get into the gardens with a tour guide and english tour guides are only available a couple of times a week. So we had to be content with... More

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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Take the guided tour for only $50 per person, children under 13 are free. The tour last an hour and the history you learn is invaluable. Be sure to take your umbrella, hat and plenty of water to enjoy this walk.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

They only feature 11am and 5pm scheduled trips in there, you can't go any other time of the day, they are closed on sundays and the entrance fee is 50 pesos, if you need an english guide they only feature the tour on certain days (which im not sure of which days) and the fee is 100 pesos, it is... More

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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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