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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 5325
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Activities: Walking
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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Wonderful and educational garden in the middle of Oaxaca

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

As noted in other reviews, the garden is only accessible through a two hour guided tour. Carol was our tour guide, and did an excellent job of giving our group an overview of the historical and cultural significance of the plants in the garden. The garden is stunning - bring your good camera! Also, bring a hat, water, and sunscreen.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is located at the Santa Domingo Church. A beautiful tour showing 8 of the 9 biomes on the planet and all 8 of them within a 250 mile radius of Oaxaca. Any other place in the world you would have to extend out to a 1,000 mile radius to get 8 of the 9 biomes.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a guided tour only. English versions are only on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are 50 pesos more than the Spanish guided tours. This was an army storage facility until it was converted into a botanical garden in the middle 1990s. A must see sight! Tours are pretty punctual. Once the tour has started, people are not allowed onto... More 

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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 5325
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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