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Ethnobotanical Garden

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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 5325
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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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Joining an English speaking tour, our family enjoyed the tour-guide's deep knowledge of the plants in this garden. The garden is incredibly beautiful, and the guide helped us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Joining an English speaking tour, our family enjoyed the tour-guide's deep knowledge of the plants in this garden. The garden is incredibly beautiful, and the guide helped us understand the useful purposes of the vegetation. It was the best 100 pesos we spent on our trip.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was the best 100 pesos we spent on our vacation. Our family went on the English-speaking tour and enjoyed every minute. The garden is exquisite and it is fascinating to hear the history of the plants and how they fit into Oaxacan culture. The variety of plantings is huge and after leaving you will have a new appreciation for... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

So wonderful! Large, walled garden attached to former monestary, now museum, well designed, and includes mature specimen plants from the region and bathing pools used by the monks. It's an opportunity to learn about the design of the garden, the plants and how they were used by the indigenous peoples, and its historic relationship to the adjacent church and monastary.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We spent two hours on a Thursday morning taking a tour of the garden in English. It was a highlight of our trip to Oaxaca. The garden is extraordinary, designed by artists based on aesthetics as much as horticulture. Diego, our guide was knowledgeable about each section of the garden. We saw huge fica trees, various cacti, dragon fruit trees,... More 

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Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Was amazing, well worth it if you love design or gardens. its a hot time of day to tour though they lend you hats if you don't have one. English speaking guide was fantastic. I am an artist and applied to return on my own to sketch in the space (an easy email to the director). Was so peaceful and... More 

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I parted ways with the tour, so I don't know what the experience is like if you have a deeper understanding of the plants. I was wandering around photographing the cacti, which was a lot of fun.

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Midlothian Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a garden right in the middle of Oaxaca, you will need to book and go on the tour, but it is vey informative and well worth it

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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