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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Theory Planted in Amazing Dirt

Alejandro de Avila Blumberg, Ph.D., Cal Berkeley, conducted the English language tour of the garden... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Silver City, New Mexico
Not to be missed!

This was our second visit to this amazing place. Our guide was one of the original planners, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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“hour tour” (34 reviews)
“native plants” (21 reviews)
Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Alejandro de Avila Blumberg, Ph.D., Cal Berkeley, conducted the English language tour of the garden he (and a few others) conceived and currently creates. It was a tour of big ideas, as much sociological as botanical, of plants, proving the amazing diversity of the biosphere...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this amazing place. Our guide was one of the original planners, and gave an incredible tour in English of the garden, with stories of it's planning as well as educational information about the native plants and their various uses.

1  Thank Nate1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth the visit. Interesting and informative, an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, the garden is only open for tours.

Thank ioio8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful garden that didn't exist the last time (12 years ago) we visited. The two hour tour is very much worth taking. Our volunteer guide was wonderful with much historical and botanical information.

Thank SWVirginian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so glad to have found out about this place. The history and the collection of plants is amazing. The only place in Oaxaca to have all the varieties of species of the region , the most species in the whole of mexico. It...More

Thank Jenni D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb vegetation in a very well managed site. The guided tours on either Spanish or English ate extremely ingprmative and well paced. And a great place for photography

Thank ChloeMichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome photo opportunities. Only disadvantage is you need to take a tour with other people, therefore you cannot do it at your pace.

Thank DavidHG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a big fan of big and nice cacti, so this garden was wonderful for me. It also has all sorts of plants and trees found normally in forests, jungles, and deserts. I believe visitors cannot wander through it alone but must halve a...More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were super impressed with the grounds. Really World class. They've done a great job with the grounds. Totally worth going!

Thank Micah_Albert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our first day in Oaxaca as there was an english tour that day. It is a beautiful space and well worth a visit. Make sure to time it with a tour time as you cannot wander around by yourself. We had...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I buy 4 tickets in advance for the English tour on February 18th, Saturday at 11am? Lori
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Karm62 | Reviewed this property |
no - you have to turn up on the day to get tickets.
Rick S
When are the English tours?
January 12, 2017|
Response from ralfkrueger2211 | Reviewed this property |
The English tour is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:00 am, You should arrive 15 minutes earlier to buy the ticket.
What is the fee to enter the garden for a senior citizen?
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Kerry R | Reviewed this property |
Tthere is no senior discount. The english tour is twice as expensive as the Spanish tour because its two hours instead of one. There are no senior discounts available anywhere in Mexico unless you are a Mexican citizen or... More