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The botanical garden is a place that is by tour only. There are tours in Spanish most days and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Santa Ana, California
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The only way to see this garden is by free guided tour and on Tuesday and Thursday the English tour... read more

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Ann Maureen O
Kingston, Canada
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The botanical garden is a place that is by tour only. There are tours in Spanish most days and English only selected days. It is a tour mostly on the history of the grounds and history of some plants in the Oaxaca culture. They don’t...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Suggest you take the Spanish Tour(about 1 hour) unless you are a devoted botanist or a historian. The English tour is 2 hours and goes into excruciating detail about the construction of the gardens, its architects, and other minor details that are barely related to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the Ethnobotanical Garden, but had a hard time understanding and identifying plants, even with a local English-speaking (more or less) guide. We were told that there would be an iphone app that would help people through the garden but even then I would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank digitalican
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only way to see this garden is by free guided tour and on Tuesday and Thursday the English tour is given by a volunteer named Carol, if you are as lucky as we were. She weaves a lot of social and cultural history in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ann Maureen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to check times Botanical Garden is open and when tours are scheduled. We chose the 10 am Spanish speaking tour which lasted 60 minutes versus the 11 am English speaking one which lasted 2 hours. Although our Spanish speaking skills are limited, we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an enlightening experience. The 2-3 hours there offered a wonderful glimpse of how the Oaxacan region developed agriculturally over the centuries.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only available to view via tour. The tour guide we had was great, but the garden isn’t that big and the tour goes on for way too long (2 hrs). We jumped out early in the end.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the activities in Oaxaca that I didn’t want to miss is the guided English Tour of El Jardin Etnobotanical. The guide is an American woman who has been living in Oaxaca and conducting this tour for years. You don’t want to go with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Graham M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was neat to see, but you can only go when a tour is scheduled. I liked this, but could have skipped it. It is definitely a desert garden so not as green or colorful as one might hope.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most unique, wonderful and photo friendly sights in Oaxaca. Despite its relatively young age, this garden has the bones and botanic diversity of an older very soulful garden. The tour was informative and despite the large group in tow, our Guide gave...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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