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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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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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“english tour” (43 reviews)
“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 via mobile

This is my second time here and we have an American expat for a guide... The tour was disappointing. She knows her plants but spent almost an hour on what is grown i.e.corn, beans and squash. And while that is interesting, there is so much...More

Thank Sharron C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is located in the downtown of the city , near to Santo Doming Church, here is where you will find a lot of typical fauna of the region, the tours are at 10:00 AM and 5:00 pm.

Thank QFGA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit! Not only is the garden very interesting, our knowledgeable guide gave us a lot of information about Oaxacan culture, history and food! Make sure to note the times and days of the English tour, and show up promptly 10 minutes before...More

1  Thank Miranda M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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 15 August 2017 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 11 August 2017 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 10 August 2017

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 19 July 2017

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
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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