Jardin Botanico Regional del CICY

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Mexico - Yucatan - Merida

Institution Code: CICY

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Jardin Botanico Regional del CICY

The garden was founded in 1983 as part of the Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán (CICY), as a Civil Association (Asociación Civil), or non-government, non-profit organization. Today the garden hosts twenty unique collections. The garden is 2.5 hectares and home to nearly 17,000 individual plants originating from all over the world. Additionally, in 2015 the garden received federal funding to build two new exhibition houses to showcase ornamental and unusual tropical and desert plants and showcase plants from outside of the region.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico Regional del CICY
Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yutacan (CICY)
Calle 43 No. 130, Colonia Chuburná de Hidalgo
Yucatan 97200 Mexico

Telephone: 00 52 (999)9428330
URL: www.cicy.mx
Primary Email: margarita.jimenez@cicy.mx

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Pedro Ivan González
    Curator's Name: Lilia Carrillo Sánchez
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1983
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 21.0599
    Longitude: -89.3904
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Agavaceae (32 taxa - 8 native), Cactaceae (16 spp - 15 native), Orchidaceae (72 spp., Encyclia (8sp) Epidendrum (8sp), Palmae (12 spp - 11 native), sand dune scrub and deciduous tropical forest, thorn forest, ornamentals, medicinals, aquatics, epiphytes,

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes