The Ethnobotanical Museum in Oaxaca is a large outdoor botanical garden. There are many plants that are unique to Mexico and Central and South America, such as tall cactus trees. They come in round and long strips. It is said that these cacti are edible. They were only seen in movies before and now it is amazing to see them with your own eyes.
Located on the side of the Santo Domingue Church, the area is not very large, basically the same area as the church. It is basically full of tropical plants, mainly cacti. You can go with an introductory tour guide, but there are not many English groups, and if the English is not very good, it doesn't make much sense. If you are not particularly interested in plants, you must observe closely or be good enough in English and Spanish to understand the explanation of the guide. Otherwise, it is not recommended to visit the botanical garden. It is recommended to buy tickets for the museum next to the church. In addition to visiting the museum, the botanical garden can be seen in the corridor on the second floor without being exposed to the sun.
This is a botanical garden worth visiting in Oaxaca, where plants with tropical characteristics of South America are grown. Especially the giant cactus with a height of two people is really huge. It is said that these cacti are edible and taste very good. In addition, there are many varieties of agave, which is worth a visit.
The Museum of Ethnobotany has a lot of collections, it is worth seeing! !
The garden does not accept individual visitors, and an English-speaking guide will be accompanied to visit at 11 am. Just arrive a few minutes in advance, no reservation is required. We did not expect a large group of people, but it is true. The tour guide has done a good job, making the two-hour tour an informative historical and cultural tour. highly recommended. The ticket shows a 100 pesos garden ticket as a donation.