Ethnobotanic Garden of Oaxaca
Corner of Reforma and Constitución, Centro Histórico
Entrance by guided tour only.
One-hour Spanish tours: Mon-Sat: 10AM, 12PM, 5PM. $ 50
Two-hour English tours: Tue, Thur, Sat: 11AM. $100
Housed in the former field area of the Santo Domingo monastery, the superb Ethnobotanic Garden displays an extensive collection of native plants of the state of Oaxaca. Whether you count yourself a plant-lover or not, the Garden is an enchanting place to visit and offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the extraordinary biodiversity of the state and the cultural and botanical importance of its flora.
There is often little shade: bring sunscreen, a sun hat, and water.
The adjoining Ethnobotanic Library houses a sizeable collection of books about plants and gardens, many in English, and is open to the public. Mon-Fri: 9AM-7PM; Sat: 9AM-1PM. Tel:516-9017