The Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca is a botanical garden in Oaxaca City, Mexico. It occupies 2.32 hectares of land next to the Church of Santo Domingo. It is administered by the state government of Oaxaca.Use our Oaxaca journey builder tool to add Jardin Etnobotanico and other attractions to your Oaxaca vacation plans.
Jardin Etnobotanico reviews
A popular place for wedding receptions Tip: The best view of the garden (and a beautiful birdwatching place in the mornings) is the window on Berriozabal street. Pet Peeves: The garden is only... more »
The garden is nice and the tour was informative and interesting, lasting about 2 hours. I couldn't give 5 stars because I'm not a fan of the fact that tours in English cost twice as much as the Spanish tours. At first I thought that it might cost more to hire English-speaking guides with the depth of knowledge required to give a good tour, but our guide (who was excellent) said she was a volunteer. To be clear, the tour and access to the garden is worth the $100 peso ticket in my mind, but I don't like to be gouged as a tourist simply because I can (presumably) afford it. Also they don't let you walk around freely to appreciate the garden
Our guide was outstanding the 2 hour tour was over way too fast and we went over the 2 hours. The garden was troublesome in 3 ways, there were NO signs identifying plants, others in our group missed them as well. Too many of the trees were planted too deep. It's a shame, they will suffer. Last, the poor plants were surrounded with gravel, sterile of leaves and other natural debris of a forest floor that the soil needs to provide a healthy environment.
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