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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Nice activity if you have a lot of time to spend in Oaxaca

Nice activity located in the middle of the Centro Historico, however be prepared to spend over an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carina O
San Diego, California
Enlightening tour of a beautiful garden.

Accidentally we stumbled on the gardens as an English language tour was about to start. The tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kím C
via mobile
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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” (23 reviews)
Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice activity located in the middle of the Centro Historico, however be prepared to spend over an hour here. You can only tour the property with an official guide and you must buy tickets there for specific time slots throughout the day. The property itself...More

Thank Carina O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accidentally we stumbled on the gardens as an English language tour was about to start. The tour guide was great, interesting and succinct explanations of the various native plants, with good background and context about how the garden came about and general history of the...More

Thank Kím C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an incredible hidden garden which requires a guided tour. English tours are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10 am. They last 2 hours and the time flies. Enjoy!

2  Thank Gigi-ray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on October 31, which is one of the busiest tourist days in Oaxaca, so we should not have been surprised by the popularity of this tour. We arrived early for the 11am tour in English and got our tickets. People kept arriving and...More

1  Thank GeoNomadness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this location in the middle of October. All of the plantings have only been in this located for 22 years even though some of the trees are huge.Some times during the year no greenery will be seen due to the semi arid nature...More

Thank eduardoVashonIsland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Destined to be a parking lot or a big hotel we are grateful for the foresight those who rescued space had to create this wonderful oasis of green. We took the English guided tour with a splendid young woman who was articulate, patient with questions...More

1  Thank Ann D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can only visit the botanical gardens in Oaxaca via a docent-led tour. And then only tours offered in English are at 11:00 every Saturday morning. Amazingly, all plants in the garden are indigenous to the state of Oaxaca. If you are a fan of...More

Thank GareThere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful garden, with very knowledgeable guides. This is a must see while you are in Oaxaca. Be sure to take some bug spray. We visited the garden early in the day to avoid the heat. Although we speak very little Spanish we were allowed to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All plants that are in the state of Oaxaca are in this garden. It is intresting to see the diversity of plants in the state.

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I came here for filming, and this place is so relaxing in the middle of the busy and hot Oaxacan days. Lots of beautiful trees next to a 17th century church.

Thank totonchas
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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 Ralf K | 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.
8 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