Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal,
Ciudad Universitaria,
Ciudad de México

Take a trip to the National Autonomous University of Mexico and you won’t be disappointed. This campus was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007 and it is renowned as an area of peace and tranquillity because of its beautiful Botanic Garden.

This garden is a present day example of what Botanic Gardens were like during the Pre-Colonial period in Mexico. These gardens were used by the likes of Moctemuza II, the Aztec leader to grow herbal medicines, foods and ornaments which were discovered by the Spanish Colonisers when they arrived in Mexico. As a result they were able to export plants such as cacao.

The current Botanic Garden dates back to 1959 and is divided into three areas. The first area shows plants which can be found in the Mexican desert, the second displays plants used for medical purposes and the last area is a greenhouse which has been used to create a tropical climate and houses some of the most beautiful plants in the garden.

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