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Ethnobotanical Garden

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Address: Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 516 5325
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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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A very special tour

This is a true oasis in Oaxaca. We were also fortunate to have the director lead our group however this put a lot of emphasis on history and culture and I would have like a bit... read more

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Montreal, Canada
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217 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a true oasis in Oaxaca. We were also fortunate to have the director lead our group however this put a lot of emphasis on history and culture and I would have like a bit more plant info. Regardless it is a truly worthwhile visit. Note that there is a lot of standing and listening but sun hats and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This garden is a must for anyone who really wants to understand Oaxaca. Alejandro gives a full two hour tour in English and really takes his time to explain his passion which is the garden, the culture and the ethnobotany of Oaxaca. He explains things like why hybrid/man-made corn does not reseed itself and makes the link why Monsanto is... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a 5 full days in Oaxaca and had time to take in a scheduled 2 hour English speaking tour on a Thursday at 11am. As others have posted there are no reservations - you just show up. We were fortunate to have the Director conduct the tour. The Director wove this history of the church, monastery and the... More 

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Vancouver Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the 2 hour English Speaking tour, offered Tues, Thurs and Sats. The tour was led by the executive director who was instrumental in the development of the site. This is not a 'garden-variety' tour but rather a fascinating story of the biod and ethnic diversity of the area, the process involved in developing the garden and how the... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The garden is stunning and the plants are beautiful and full of native plants of the Oaxaca region. This garden lies backside of the museum de las Culturas and was part of the Dominican monastery. The only worse of the place is that you can't walk by yourself. You will need guide which they provide in different languages but I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen the gardens from the Museo de las Culturas my friend and I decided to do a tour with an English-speaking guide (you cannot go in and wander around by yourself). The web-site for the garden is in Spanish, so information is hard to find. On Sunday the garden was closed. On Monday, the tours were only in Spanish.... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely garden, but you are only allowed in as part of a tour and times are very limited for English or German speaking groups. Check the schedule and plan your time accordingly if you want to go. Unfortunately, the guide we had was in training and was very nervous and didn't explain very much.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is incredible. The only issue is you have to do a guided tour w a large group and so it felt a bit rushed. I would have liked ot spend more time quietly looking at all the incredible and unique cactuses, magueys and plants they have so beautifully cared for here.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the "must see" attractions in Oaxaca for anyone who cares about the history of the place, its cultural/ethnic evoluation, and the interaction of civilization's food and shelter needs with things botanical. The current botanical garden was set up to demonstrate how the dependency on plants and precious water is closely intertwined. You will learn about the... More 

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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to the Ethnobotanical garden and it keeps getting better. The two hour 'English' guided tour is a must for anyone with botanical or anthropological interests. The guides (on both occasions) have been incredibly knowledgeable. A walk through the adjoining museum is also highly recommended, unfortunately the signage is entirely in Spanish, though just walking through the building... More 

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