Jardín Botánico

Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec

Highlighting Mexico’s plant diversity, this 4-hectare complex in Chapultepec is divided into sections that reflect the country’s varied climatic zones. There are plenty of cacti and agave, a wonderful greenhouse full of rare orchids, and straw creepy-crawly statues that kids might enjoy. The Jardín underwent a major revamp in 2018, bringing a new garden highlighting Mexico's chilies, and a grasshopper space stocked with plants that they love.

The nearest Chapultepec entrance to the garden is across from Museo Tamayo.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec attractions

1. Museo Tamayo

0.14 MILES

A multilevel structure built to house international contemporary art, donated by Oaxaca-born painter Rufino Tamayo to the people of Mexico. The small…

2. Museo de Arte Moderno

0.15 MILES

The collection here exhibits work by noteworthy 20th-century and contemporary Mexican artists, including canvases by Dr Atl, Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco,…

4. Museo Nacional de Historia

0.22 MILES

Historical exhibits chronicle the period from the rise of colonial Nueva España to the Mexican Revolution. On display are iconic objects such as the sword…

5. Castillo de Chapultepec

0.22 MILES

A visible reminder of Mexico’s bygone aristocracy, the ‘castle’ that stands atop Chapultepec Hill was begun in 1785 but not completed until after…

6. Monumento a Los Niños Héroes

0.23 MILES

The six marble columns marking Chapultepec park's eastern entrance commemorate the ‘boy heroes,’ six young cadets who perished in battle. On September 13,…

7. Tribuna Monumental de las Águilas

0.28 MILES

This 'Fallen Eagle Monument,' known also as 'el Tribuna Monumental,' is an obelisk dedicated to fallen Mexican soldiers who joined the Allies in the…

8. Audiorama

0.29 MILES

Audiorama is a small circular outdoor space enclosed in the greenery of Chapultepec, sometimes used for intimate classical music performances. It is…