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Chapultepec Botanical Garden

Chapultepec Botanical Garden

It is generally believed that the Chapultepec Botanical Garden originated during the reign of Nezahualcoyotl. The Chapultepec complex was known as a natural reserve for the rulers of Tenochtitlan and the Triple Alliance. It is almost certain that some plants were cultivated here for medicinal and food purposes.

This modern version was inaugurated in 2006 covering 5.3 ha reserved within the park. A magnificent landscape, today it houses a valuable collection of native and introduced plants.

Since 2016, the garden has been rehabilitated and cared for by the organization Plantando con Causa A.C.. They have brought in world-class landscapers, botanists, horticulturists and biologists to meticulously restore some 22 unique environments within the garden.

In 2017, the garden boasted more than 300 varieties of plants, distributed as follows:

  • Pollination plants
  • Edible plants
  • Succulents
  • Wetland plants
  • 14 species of wild dahlias
  • Agaves
  • Cactaceae
  • Orchids
  • And an arbor

There are also other plants. It is a critical part of Chapultepec’s landscape, and it is not usually crowded. City residents know that some parts of  Section One of Chapultepec will be very crowded on weekends. This area is a healthy exception to that rule.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 to 18:00 hours.
Guided Tours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 to 13:00 hours.

How to get here


Museo Rufino Tamayo

Nearest at 0.29 kms.

Museum of Modern Art

Nearest at 0.30 kms.

Chapultepec Lake

Nearest at 0.31 kms.

Cantina El Mirador

Nearest at 0.6 kms.

Recomendado por CANIRAC

Los Panchos

Nearest at 0.6 kms.

Recomendado por CANIRAC


Camino Real Hotel, Polanco

One of Mexico City's true landmark hotels . . .

Centro Deportivo Chapultepec

One of Mexico City's oldest traditional training and sports facilities . . .

Foro Cultural Chapultepec

A first rate theater for the Polanco and Centro Deportivo Chapultepec communities . . .

Embassy of Chile

The seat of Chile's diplomatic mission to Mexico . . .

Campo Marte

The former equestrian grounds of the Mexican armed forces.

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