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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“hour tour” (42 reviews)
“native plants” (25 reviews)
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Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 516 5325
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"english tour"
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"native plants"
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Reviewed today

This is a pretty place, with a church on one side and the mountains visible in the background. We did a guided tour, in Spanish. It was hot and sunny. The tour took about 1 hour 15, including time for photos. Visitors are not allowed...More

Thank Sam W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to plan, because the Garden requires a tour guide and English tours are given only three days a week. And tour guides differ in abilities. But you will understand better how this area thrived in an era before GMO.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully maintained gardens with many flora to learn from. The garden guides are pleasant, knowledgeable, and are not rushing you through the gardens, so you will have plenty of time to meditate in the beautiful settings as well as take pictures. You have to be...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This ended up being one of my favorite things that we did while in Oaxaca. The gardens are beautiful and our tour guide was full of great information. She discussed prehispanic food, drinks and dyes. I learned a ton! Keep in mind there is only...More

1  Thank alli_sun_t
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The long and the short of it... First the short - if you are in Oaxaca, even if only for a couple of days, don’t miss this tour. It’s perfect for 5 to 95 (years of age) and fantastically informative not only about the plant...More

1  Thank MichaelHardtmann
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to the center of Oaxaca , this garden offers informative tours , explaining the importance of local and cultivated plants to this central highland area of Oaxaca.

Thank markobear1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge cactus, local trees, guided tour through this little garden which seems huge from the inside. Near the center of the city, around the cathedral.

Thank Abel470
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The botanical gardens are beautiful, so many incredible plants and things to see. The set up is well planned so that you can't walk around without bumping into too many other people. The only downside is that you MUST take the tour. I feel like...More

Thank ajarms
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learn a lot from this visit. So many different trees and plants that are part of the Oaxaca culture, history and cuisine!

Thank Eavila
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

You are not able to wander around the garden without being part of a tour. Spanish language tours cost half what English tours do, and Spanish ones happen 3x/day Monday-Saturday while English is only once on Tues/Thurs/Sat. There were also smaller signs about a German...More

Thank Marie H
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