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Ethnobotanical Garden

Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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A must while in Oaxaca

I would highly recommend visiting the Jardín Etnobotánico, although only guided tours are offered... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lucy Y
via mobile
so amazing

you have to go. it's really special. unfortunately you can only go during the tour times, they are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“english tour” (43 reviews)
“hour tour” (34 reviews)
“native plants” (23 reviews)
Reforma esquina Constitucion | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 951 516 5325
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting the Jardín Etnobotánico, although only guided tours are offered in specific schedules it is definitely worth waiting around for a while. Loved it !

Thank Lucy Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you have to go. it's really special. unfortunately you can only go during the tour times, they are very protective of it, and you will see why. its so special

Thank ase14ase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. I believe that all species there are from the Oaxaca region, which is fascinating. Note that you have to take a tour, you can't do it independently. They currently run the tours in Spanish, English and German.

Thank PandaBandit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was really great. The guide (english speaking) was excellent. The tour started on time and there were lots of questions answered and time for pictures. The guide we had (female - sorry, cannot remember her name) was exceptional. I learned so much on...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our docent led tour group had about 15 people and was led by a very pleasant and knowledgeable young woman. This garden has only been in existence for about 20 years and amazing to find out that the enormous trees were brought in and planted...More

Thank suechef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was a personable, entertaining, and informative woman with a broad knowledge of the plants, history, and politics of the garden, which were originally part of a monastery. The plants and trees themselves are a wonder. You will find yourself enlightened and refreshed...More

Thank Alexandra P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As lovers of botanical gardens it was a highlight of our trip. The guide was very knowledgeable about the plants, their uses and place in Oaxacan culture. However, the tour was marred by a harangue on the evils of greedy big business and GMOs. It...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 November 2017

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 3 November 2017 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 November 2017

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!

3  Thank Gigi-ray
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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.
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