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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Great guide in Englsh

The two hour guided visit in English was superb. We learnt so much about the plants and the history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jane W
London, United Kingdom
Best tour I've ever taken, ever, anywhere!!

I thought I was going on a simple garden plant tour. Instead I learned a tremendous amount about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jan Greer S
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The two hour guided visit in English was superb. We learnt so much about the plants and the history of the site.

Thank jane W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I thought I was going on a simple garden plant tour. Instead I learned a tremendous amount about culture and amazing skills and ingenuity of indigenous peoples, history and domestication of maize, the value and commerce of cochineal, political issues related to GMO in Mexico,...More

Thank Jan Greer S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our 28 yo son had done some research and recommended this on our first day in Oaxaca. You must take a tour to visit and English tours are only on certain days, so it's worth checking out when you arrive so you can catch the...More

Thank jdtraveljunky
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating tour in a beautifully kept garden of native species. Showcases Oaxaca’s immense diversity of plants and their connection with the indigenous and Hispanic peoples. Our English-speaking guide, Carol (a volunteer), was well versed in history, botany and local culture. Even though we were a...More

Thank Fancyfree99
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is worthy to come here. You can take only guided tour (starts at 10 am). The tour takes approx. 1 hour and you have to follow the guide strictly. The tour was available only in Spanish.

Thank 6PetraH7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only possible to visit with a guided tour where they explain the different type of flora & fauna available in the park. Most tours are in Spanish but if there is enough interest also English and German tours are offered.

Thank Isabel A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a tour with the guy who sued the government and won. It had previously been used by the military. His vison was to help preserve the indigenous flora and culture.

Thank peterdavies2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is such a mess trying to get there! You have to wait for a long time for a guided visit which is the only way to get in. The guide was soooo bored and it wasn’t useful at all. Even it is a beautiful...More

Thank Karla B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s small and you have to take a tour which makes it slow and sometimes boring if you are not in to plants.

Thank pepecarmona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While many botanical gardens only display local flora, like Japanese gardens, this one also display many plants which are food staple in tis part of the world. Added are plants used in colouring, washing, bathing and medicinal. Only guided tours are allowed limited to two...More

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10 January 2018|
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