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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Limited access

We could actually not get in, as access is only with a conducted tour. These tours are at specific... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lesliewi
A desert garden dream !!!

This whole garden reminded me a a desert garden in New Mexico where I had once lived. It has those... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joedigrazia
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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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“native plants” (22 reviews)
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Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Lesliewi
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank joedigrazia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank bluelilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

1  Thank cheribokern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Alejandro de Avila Blumberg, Ph.D., Cal Berkeley, conducted the English language tour of the garden he (and a few others) conceived and currently creates. It was a tour of big ideas, as much sociological as botanical, of plants, proving the amazing diversity of the biosphere...More

1  Thank tomdeplata1
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was our second visit to this amazing place. Our guide was one of the original planners, and gave an incredible tour in English of the garden, with stories of it's planning as well as educational information about the native plants and their various uses.

1  Thank Nate1954
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is well worth the visit. Interesting and informative, an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, the garden is only open for tours.

1  Thank ioio8
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a beautiful garden that didn't exist the last time (12 years ago) we visited. The two hour tour is very much worth taking. Our volunteer guide was wonderful with much historical and botanical information.

Thank SWVirginian
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were so glad to have found out about this place. The history and the collection of plants is amazing. The only place in Oaxaca to have all the varieties of species of the region , the most species in the whole of mexico. It...More

Thank Jenni D
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LoriBarra
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.
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Rick S
13 January 2017|
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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.
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robertlC3192JB
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
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