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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Impeccably maintained

I spotted this garden while out walking one day and was drawn to its beauty--a true oasis in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan M
Austin, Texas
Theory Planted in Amazing Dirt

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

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Silver City, New Mexico
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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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Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I spotted this garden while out walking one day and was drawn to its beauty--a true oasis in the middle of the city. Unfortunately, admission is only available on a guided tour--I would have loved to camp out here. But if monitoring visitors enables the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

1  Thank tomdeplata1
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 18 May 2017

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

1  Thank ioio8
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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 16 May 2017

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 15 May 2017 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 14 May 2017

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 12 May 2017 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 10 May 2017

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
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Can I buy 4 tickets in advance for the English tour on February 18th, Saturday at 11am? Lori
19 January 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?
12 January 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?
9 January 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