In previous posts, I talked about the church of Santo Domingo de Guzman, its current ex-convent and in this post about its orchard, the current Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca.
The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca like the ex-convent, was several things, stay, to know its history, when to visit it and where it is.
The garden is behind the church and convent, and was used as an orchard by the Dominican friars, and you can see various remains of ovens, irrigation canals, ponds, and a cobblestone walkway.
In the middle of the XIX century, it was a barracks until 1994, and at the entrance you can see the coat of arms of the army of that time.
The place was not returned to the church, but in 1998 they began to plant various species of plants native to Oaxaca, not only from the central valleys, but from all regions and climates of this wonderful state.
The place also has a library with information about the plants, a nursery, a seed bank and a herbarium.
Visits must always be guided, and in high season there are more tours.
Tours in English:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100 pesos per person (children from 0 to 12 years old get in free)
Duration: two hours
*Due to the pandemic, the Garden is closed until further notice.
TO LEARN MORE VISIT: http://jardinoaxaca.mx/