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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
951 516 5325
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Ranked #9 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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Metuchen, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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