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“If you miss a tour, view it from the adjacent museum”

Ethnobotanical Garden
Ranked #7 of 132 things to do in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The only problem with this gorgeous garden is you can only see it as part of a guided tour, and the schedule of the guided tours may not coincide with when you happen to be there. That's what happened to us--there were no tours when we were there. But we got some gorgeous views (and great photos) by visiting the adjacent Museum of Oaxacan Cultures and looking out the windows.

Thank DebOChicago_IL
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I took the English-language tour. The garden is a marvel. The guide was knowledgeable, engaging, enthusiastic, informative, and patient with our gigantic group. I have taken the tour several times. My only complaint is that the 2-hour tour, happening mid-day in a garden with very little shade, can be overwhelming for the heat sensitive.

Thank Betty B
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We took the tour in Spanish and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. They also have tours in English, three times a week.

Thank MStege
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Surprisingly, the garden is not very old, but they have brought in large trees and shrubs (some rescued from road construction sites) to give it a very "settled" feel. The guides are well informed and the tour--a mix of botany and history--is very interesting. You must go with a scheduled tour--not on your own. Some are in English. (Check the schedule.)

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

A tour of a botanical garden? As a young traveller with something of an ambivalence towards plants, I was unsure how I would like the tour of the gardens. However, I had a really fantastic time. The guide was funny and knew a lot, and the garden and buildings are so beautiful and full of history. Just don't forget your sunscreen and a hat!

Thank SydneyBeast
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