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Ethnobotanical Garden

Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 5325
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Ranked #6 of 55 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca exhibits hundreds of live plant species, all native to Oaxaca...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took the English speaking guided tour for 2 hours! Hot, but very rewarding experience. They let you borrow hats for the duration..that helps. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny, and we left with much information, and awe! Highly recommended for History, Botany, and outdoor glory.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Do Not Miss It!!! get a tour in English they do them a few days a week, it comes alive this way. I cried it was so beautiful: here we understand the food our ancestors ate, how they developed the crops of today, alternative cures and lovely lovely indigenous species all planted within the last 30 years. Ideated by a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Take the evening tour when it's cooler, if you can follow the guide in Spanish. Fantastic array of cactus and indigenous flora.

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Farnham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Set in the walled grounds of Santo Domingo this is a beautiful garden focused in particular to plants of the Oaxaca valley. Our volunteer guide was a wealth of information. Not a lot of shade so take water and a hat. Well worth the visit.

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méxico city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you want to visit the ethnobotanical garden you have to pay for a guided tour, the hours for this ones are: Spanish: everyday 10.00, 12.00 and 17.00 hrs. English: tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays at 11.00 hrs. You can't visit the gardens on your own, that's right, you CAN´T! And each tour can only handle a certain amount of people... More 

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The garden is behind the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. English tours are given Tues, Thurs, and Sat mornings at 11:00 - just show up around 10:30 to sign up and pay the entrance fee. The guide was great - he spoke into a bullhorn since there was a large group, but he was very interesting, knowledgeable and easy... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a wonderful resource for Oaxaca. The tour guide for English was very knowledgeable about the plants, their uses and the history of the building. Check out the days/times for the English tours when you first arrive so that you won't miss one. The blood sculpture was very moving.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Plan ahead because it is by tour only and the English tours are only on certain days!!! Very interesting garden, I wasn't there during peak time, must be gorgeous in the Spring and Summer.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's really interesting the huge variety of species that this place has. I have been several times and each time I feel like I leave learning more about this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you appreciate plants and want to learn interesting things about Oaxaca's history, don't miss it. Our tour guide gave an excellent tour.

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