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This large garden contains a multitude of plants from the state of Oaxaca, including many different types of cacti.
You can only visit it on a 2-hour guided tour. There are only 3 tours in English on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am, and they fill up fast, so sign up as early as you can. If a tour is full and you're desperate, you might try showing up anyways, since they don't seem to check the people in the group against the names on the list!
Very interesting. Bring water and a hat as the gardens are mostly in the open sun which gets quite hot at midday. You'll hear not only about the plants themselves, but the use local people make of them.
jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca botanica
I think it is a scam but maybe people who have a lot of intrest dont find it.
i took pictures of the botanica garden from the balconies at the cultural centre. from there i walked to the entrance of botanica and found out you can only go there by a guide.
information i wrote down
VISITS ONLY WITH GUIDE
in english only on tuesday, thursday and saturday at 11 am costs 100 pesos for 2 hours
in spanish monday a saturday at 10,12 and 17 hours 50 pesos 1 hour.
Look at the pics in my travelogue
- Museum Visits
Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca
Visits only with guide
monday to saturday 10,12,17 hours takes 1 hour 50 pesos free for nationales
tuesday thursday saturday 11 am 100 pesos.
when i was taking notes lot of people came for closed door. i adviced them to go into the cultural santo domingo centre (cloister). from the balconies you have a good few.
so i didnot went inside because it was closed but had already nice pics made from the balcony at cloister
- National/State Park
Jardin Etnobotanico (Ethno-botanical Garden)
A tour to the Jardin Etnobotanico (Ethno-botanical Garden) is available by request at the front desk of the Centro Cultural Santo Domingo. The tour to the garden is amazing! The guide was very knowledgeable about plants. She told us and showed us samples distinguish the smell and taste of half a dozen native plants. The garden itself has an example of every plant known to exist in the state of Oaxaca. It's simply amazing.
- Family Travel
- Historical Travel
... it's not finished yet, but still growing. You can do guided tours or look at it from the museum.
In the back of the convent and museum is a beautiful garden that is full of native plants from Oaxaca. Take time to go through this garden as it is facinating. I wish that I had more pictures of it!
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