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Ethnobotanical Garden

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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 516 5325

The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca exhibits hundreds of live plant...

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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Only Plants from Oaxaca state

Only available with a guided tour. We took the English one which is offered several times a week. The docent was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Large group but okay... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
New Port Richey, Florida
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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only available with a guided tour. We took the English one which is offered several times a week. The docent was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Large group but okay. Although only 20 years old the gardens have a remarkable number of specimens. Great collection of unusual plants. Well worth the two hours it takes for the tour.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The garden is stunning - a must see for all nature lovers. Unfortunately, you have no choice but to join a guided tour. This is really regrettable as it would be a much better experience to be allowed to stroll the garden at your own pace. The tours in English are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:00 am. The entry... More 

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be surprised by how beautiful the tall cactus are and the story behind them. It takes maybe a 45 minutes to walk with the guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you wonder where chili peppers come from? Look no further and visit this amazing botanical garden different from any you have seen before. It is a microcosm of Oaxaca province highlighting the various plants that originated here. Imagine that the cuisine of Thailand, China, South West America and all other countries that use hot peppers would not be as... More 

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

must see. tours in several languages. We were lucky enough to have the Director of the Ethnobotanica serve as the tour guide on the day we went. It was a full educational experience.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 2 hour tour (11 on T/T and Saturday for English speakers) was incredible! Not only did I appreciate the wonderful botanical information but the overall history of the area was impressive. I know a good tour is guide dependent but if the other guides are anything like my guide, you are in for a treat. The setting is beautiful... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have the director himself, Alejandro de Avila, as our tour guide. In a two hour tour de force, he magically wove together the strands of botany, geology, history, economics and politics in the state of Oaxaca from antiquity to the present, with humor, insight, and a keen grasp of nuance and influence. I'll take the tour... More 

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is only open for private parties, but it can definitely be seen from the Santo Domingo Museum and it is really beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't seem that big on the map, but they really pack this garden full of numerous gorgeous plants. There are some amazing fauna of Mexico here. Do opt for the 2 hour tour though, we did the 1 hour and it definitely could have been twice as long, it felt bit rushed. The (English) tour guide was a woman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Only guided tours available - but worth the effort to plan your day around. Choose from one or two hour tour. - If you can't make a tour, you can view much of the gardens from the Museum .

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