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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour tour” (40 reviews)
“native plants” (25 reviews)
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Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 516 5325
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw the botanical garden from above—looking down from the cultural center that borders it and found it to be very beautiful. That being said, I decided not to pay the 100 MXN to enter the garden itself.

Thank Sonia M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can’t say enough good things about this tour! By chance we attended on our first day in Oaxaca and it was truly a fascinating orientation to the cultures, history and biology of the region. The gardens are stunning and I can’t think of a more...More

Thank Nealy B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This incredibly stunning cacti botanical garden has been so well kept and taken care of. I could of stood in the sunshine looking at the view all day. A very calm, meditive and relaxing space.

Thank Bebe B
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had the director of the garden, Mr. Alejandro de Avila, as our English garden “lecture” tour which lasted about 3 hours. I added “lecture” because the tour is mainly an important talk about the people, the culture, the livelihood, the history, the politics ,...More

2  Thank Akikoml
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, the English language tour (given only twice a week, so do your research) of the Etnobotanical Garden is a perfect orientation for everything you will experience in Oaxaca- the food, the landscape, the ruins, the crafts, even the politics of the region....More

Thank Virginia L
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t expecting much from this when we signed up but it was just so lovely, so relaxing. We booked the German tour as neither of us spoke Spanish well enough but my gf spoke German and I didn’t (English tour was the next day but...More

Thank Mitch H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Lovely garden full of native plants, beautifully designed. Only available to see with a tour guide and English tours are limited so plan in advance if you don't speak Spanish. Highly recommend.

1  Thank CACahill
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I guess I am just not that excited by plants. It was interesting for about five minutes, but the remaining hour of the tour passed very slowly. I went during Holy Week, so they had a reduced tour group schedule. As a result, I was...More

Thank mjfore
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gorgeous botanical garden with native plants from the state of Oaxaca! Must go in with a tour guide, but so worth it! The photo ops are great, the shapes of the plants are pleasing to the eye, and the colors of these cactus flowers...More

Thank Jessyca505
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

By now I have visited the Garden 4 times. In 3 languages. I have loved it more every time. The historical connection to the plants is fabulous and inseparable. The photo-ops are great. Make sure to bring water and wear a hat. A must visit.

Thank ChloeMichigan
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CLT29
7 April 2018|
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Response from dicryan | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday Thursday Saturday at 11am
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el C
10 January 2018|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we cant answer your question. Don't know the answer. We found the information on a tourist website.
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hysher
2 January 2018|
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Response from Robyn H |
Tuesdays. museum entrance cost b no different. may change with season, may be a second day as well
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