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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Impressive garden

impressive garden design with local species its a must hidden in Downtown but once you get there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mazatlan, Mexico
A Beautiful, Educational Experience

The gardens were part of the ground of "Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman". The ethnobotanical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“hour tour” (34 reviews)
“native plants” (22 reviews)
Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Reviewed 1 week ago

impressive garden design with local species its a must hidden in Downtown but once you get there you don't wan to get away

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were part of the ground of "Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman". The ethnobotanical gardens were designed by Rufino Tamayo, a well-known artist and resident of Oaxaca. Their beauty reflects the artist's sense of design. One can only visit the gardens through a...More

1  Thank edwinn95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful, quiet place in the city! The guided tour took a while but I learned a lot about the different plants native to Oaxaca.

Thank Lawren M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of this place was super interesting, talking about both unusual Oaxacan plants but also their uses to the indigenous peoples. It's also super beautiful!

Thank naomti
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to visit need to plan it in advance, for english only tours they have very specific hours, and you NEED to arrived 15 mins before the hour to be able to buy the tickets, the closed the doors 5 mins before the...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We could actually not get in, as access is only with a conducted tour. These tours are at specific times fro English and Spanish speakers and there is one English tour per day. There is no way to walk around the gardens at leisure

1  Thank Lesliewi
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This whole garden reminded me a a desert garden in New Mexico where I had once lived. It has those strange "stick cactus" plants and many other flowering plants and shrubs. There is a tour in English or you can tour it on your own....More

1  Thank joedigrazia
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Arrive early and book a tour...hold it ,maybe if you're on top of things book a tour a few days ahead, it seemed quite busy. I booked a two hour long tour along with our 10 + group and it was a lovely informative afternoon....More

1  Thank bluelilly
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

To visit the garden, you must take a tour at a scheduled time. There are no signs, so a tour makes sense. Our guide was Gina who speakers both English and Spanish fluently. Gina may be the true gem!

2  Thank cheribokern
Reviewed 28 June 2017

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

3  Thank Susan M
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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
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.
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