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To read more about the story behind the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca in Mexico, read Jeff Spurrier's story, Oaxaca's Ethnobotanical Garden.
Francisco Toledo’s water sculpture, La Sangre de Mitla, is made from slabs of Montezuma cypress.
Traveling to Oaxaca
Oaxaca City, Mexico, is a 45-minute plane ride southeast from Mexico City or six hours on a toll road by car.
TO SEE: Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca (jardinoaxaca.org.mx) is open year-round, with two-hour guided tours in English on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and one-hour tours in Spanish daily.
Also worth a visit: Textile Museum of Oaxaca (museotextildeoaxaca.org.mx), Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca (institutodeartesgraficasdeoaxaca.blogspot.com), and Oaxaca Museum of Contemporary Art (museomaco.com), a great place to see works by some of Oaxaca’s best-known artists.