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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 5325
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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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If you like plants...

Not wildly extensive, and the English tour happens only once a day (you must take a tour)- but it has a good representation of many useful and interesting plants that you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not wildly extensive, and the English tour happens only once a day (you must take a tour)- but it has a good representation of many useful and interesting plants that you will encounter in the area. A nice primer. And near to many other places you will likely go!

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's face it; when traveling and discovering something new, all of us would prefer a private tour. There are a number of reasons this often times does not happen. The Ethnobotonical Garden (what a name) offers group tours only and sometimes they can be crowded. Check the days the tour is offered in English. The reason for mandatory tours: bio-pirates... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art and Gardens together make a sensory delight. Spearheaded and designed by world famous artist Francisco Toledo with other artists, they created this garden with an artists' eye for texture, structure and design. It is exquisite..a feast for the eyes. The art blends so beautifully with the plants. The gardens are behind Santo Domingo church and is one of three... More 

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Montreal
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can only visit the Gardens with a tour. The English tours are offered only at mid-day, when the light for photography is poor. We decided to take a Spanish tour offered in the evening (for best photographic lighting), but were told we had to stay with the tour group, so could not capture the best images. A waste of... More 

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Thank Chercheure
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did you know that cochineal, the red dye made from the bugs that feed on nopales cactuses, were amongst the most profitable export crops during Spanish times? Or that cactuses are endemic to Mesoamerica? Many plants we associate with Asia and Africa are native to this area, each of which has a multitude of uses.

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Kenora, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only looked out the windows of the museum but we could see a lot of the gardens. I have never seen nor did I know there were so many kinds of cacti plants! Serene spot!

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ethnobotanical garden is especially glorious because two artists (aside from the botanists) had their hands in creating it. They took what was destined to be a parking lot and artfully created a garden of indigenous plants. Every single plants was hauled in! So, the visitor has the opportunity to see monumental cacti and trees despite the garden only opening... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great garden full of different species, interesting tour. If you appreciate cactus you won´t want to miss it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden is good to view from the balcony, but you can also take part in one of the tours if you want to get a closer look. The plants (including lots of Cacti) are interesting, and if you are visiting the Cathedral you should step outside and take a look.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title of the garden may sound boring, but this garden is anything but. Fantastic photos await around every corner in this beautiful place.

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