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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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An important education

The Ethnobotanical Garden is like no other I have ever visited. It is not special because of its... read more

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Susan G
Oakland, California, United States
One Hour Tour

Waiting for the garden to open, an employee offered a one hour, non English speaking tour . We... read more

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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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Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ethnobotanical Garden is like no other I have ever visited. It is not special because of its beauty, although the grounds are beautiful, but because of its mission. We had the immense good fortune to be guided by Alejandro, the guiding force of the...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Waiting for the garden to open, an employee offered a one hour, non English speaking tour . We opted for this specific tour at $100 Pesos for the two of us. The tour was great, needed to stay on the gravel paths as we walked...More

Thank bkcbrau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because there were so many people who wanted the English language tour, we were offered an option to wander for an hour at half price while accompanied by a non-English-speaking person. We were all glad we opted for the two hour guided tour as the...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's be clear: this is not an "ethnobotanical garden" in the usual sense. The latter are scientific establishments devoted to the identification, propagation and preservation of plant species. Rather, think of this as a living art piece and a tribute to some of the signature...More

Thank NormBC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must do a tour since they don’t let you roam on your own, but they do give opportunities to take photos and wander a little. Our tour in English was very enlightening but more crowded than those in Spanish or French.

Thank dicryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go on a guided tour. They are arranged by language, and the English tour is only twice a week. The current schedule is posted at the entrance gate; we found the website info to be incorrect, so check. It's a 2-hour tour,...More

Thank vtlibrarian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was perhaps my lifetime favourite. If you are lucky enough to have the director guide you through the gardens it is even more precious. His name is Alejandro de Avila and the tours are only on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am. The history...More

Thank Ninorth49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were stuck in an extremely boring and slow moving garden tour led by the founder that descended into irrelevant tangents on a frequent basis while baking in the Oaxaca sun. If you would like to know fun facts like a 15 minute history of...More

Thank sandraxhu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is true masterpiece. Artfully thought out and planned. Everything is intentional and beautiful. We’ve been twice and each tour was different and great. There are only two English tours a week I believe, so make sure you plan around that. You also can...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Gardens! We had an exceptional tour guide for english speakers. Wide variety of plant life.

Thank Jerry S
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el C
10 January 2018|
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.
2 January 2018|
Response from Robyn H |
Tuesdays. museum entrance cost b no different. may change with season, may be a second day as well