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Jardin Botanico y Museo de Medicina Tradicional y Herbolaria

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Address: Calle Matamoros 14, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico
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+52 777 312 5955
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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nice afternoon in a wonderful park like and quiet setting

I would have given this site a five except that many garden plots were empty. I felt that I could have learned more about the buildings and effectiveness of the medicines as well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Courtenay, Canada
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Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is not a large garden, it does have a good selection of many of the tropical plants of this area. You can see adult specimens of several trees and palms. Certainly worth a visit.

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have given this site a five except that many garden plots were empty. I felt that I could have learned more about the buildings and effectiveness of the medicines as well as how to make them from the plants.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It is not as big as I thought, but the visit is really enjoyable. The traditional architecture and vegetation coexist very nicely. Information is not as specific as I imagined, however it is enough to catch a glimpse of central features. It is refreshing for a typical hot day in Cuernavaca. If you enjoy plants, don't skip.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is the place for me as I use herbal remedies and love to explore the natural medicines used worldwide. The garden area was very interesting and had a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere. The museum has displays of different herbs and some old photos as well as herbs used as art. I would love to visit this area again... More 

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Cuernavaca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

While the Spanish name literally means "the little house" this name is idiomatic for "the mistress's house." Emperor Maximiliano built this for La India Bonita, daughter of his gardener at the Jardin Borda downtown. The original house is now a museum of traditional medicine; it used to include peyote, but I think someone stole it. The swimming pool has fish... More 

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Union Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We went with friends and spent a few hours wandering around, looking at the variety of plants and just enjoying the huge grounds. There were so many plants to admire and some ideas to try in our gardens when we get home. We were almost the only people there - not sure why - maybe off season or the time... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This garden was recommended to us by the policeman who told us that the Borda Garden was closed for construction. It was peaceful and had some interesting plants. I suppose for Cuernavaca it is a pretty good arboretum. On the grounds is the small house that Maximillian built for his lover, the Indio Bonita. the house has been turned into... More 

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cuernavaca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is a a botanical bonus for those interested in alternative healing practices based on traditional herbal/plant uses practiced by ancient and modern-day Mexicans. The gardens are extensive, the museum is informative and the setting is the former house of Emperor Maxmilian of Hapsburg's mistress, La India Bonita.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

I actually live near by, like 3 blocks from home. We had a botanist to come over so he could explain us what type of tree we have in the front yard. Anyway, The Jardin Botanico is a small place that gathers as many species of trees, plants and stuff like that that I am actually grateful for it. An... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

The museum was beautiful. We enjoyed strolling through it and learning as much as possible. This allowed us to enjoy our stay in Cuernavaca even more.

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