Monday, April 23, 2007

Jardin Etnobotanico - Acapatzingo

The village of Acapatzingo, now part of Cuernavaca, attracts hundreds of visitors, since it is the site of a country house known as Casa de la India Bonita, bought by Maximilian of Habsburg to visit the mysterious Indian Bonita, the beautiful Indian woman who so entranced him that the emperor frequently absented himself from his royal duties to spend time in her company in this idyllic setting. The 'Casa de El Olindo' is now the Jardín Etnobotánico de Morelos, housing a small Museum of Traditional Medicine and Herbs which provides original displays of the biological diversity of Mexico, the relation between man and plants and the medicinal uses of many of the latter. The thoughtfully designed garden paths enable visitors to have a close up view of eight hundred plants of various genera and forms that comprise the largest collection of medicinal plants in Mexico.

The Jardín Botánico and the Museo de Medicina Tradicional y Herbolaria are open every day of the year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




La casa as well as the Museum


The garden grounds


The garden grounds


The garden grounds


Herb displays in the Museum


Herb displays in the Museum

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

very nice pictures

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