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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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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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This area is very well located and exemplifies greatly all regional plants of Oaxaca . The tour guides are very good, very well prepared and the variety of plants, the way they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is very well located and exemplifies greatly all regional plants of Oaxaca . The tour guides are very good, very well prepared and the variety of plants, the way they are grouped and taken care of is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the time of this writing English tours are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. They begin at 11 a.m. and finish at 1:00 p.m. You must tour the garden with a guide so if you don't speak Spanish this tour is obviously more advantageous. Also, there were only four people on our tour while the Spanish tour had far... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check for times of tours for great descriptions of these plants and their uses over the years. Beautiful building and surroundings.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This extensive urban garden offers a fantastic insight into Oaxacan aesthetic, combining plants of all sizes - including some huge specimens, meandering pathways and wonderful views of the back side of the Santo Domingo cathedral complex. It's hard to believe that it was a dusty lot used as a military base up until 1994. Its flourishing since then has been... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great feature of Oaxaca city. The tour cost us 100mxn each and was two hours long. Very interesting talk and tour of the garden despite us not being horticultural at all! Definitely worth a visit. You are not allowed to walk around the gardens solo, you have to take the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Take the guided tour and you'll learn all there is to know about the plants of Oaxaca and more. The 2 hours were well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Took the English tour with my wife and 10yr old son. Great garden. Varieties of agave, cactus, palm trees, eatable plants and more. One can only see the garden if on a tour our guide was very informative but the 2+ hour tour could have been completed in 1 hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a gorgeous garden, however only accessible through a guided tour (do not stray, you will be caught by patrolling guards). In order to fully appreciate the beauty of this place, be ready for standing in the sun for 2 hours (a hat, sunscreen, fan...).

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

While you are visiting the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca there are several places where you can look out over the gardens. The view was so nice, we knew we had to go on the Botanical Garden tour. We wanted to go on the early tour to avoid the heat, but the early tour was in Spanish. My wife... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Fascinating history of plants and their cultural significance. Be sure to look at the teosinte (early form of maize). Oaxaca is where maize was first domesticated.

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