Jardin Botanico - Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

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Mexico - Quintana Roo - Chetumal

Institution Code: CIQR

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

Entrada del Jardín Botánico
Entrada del Jardín Botánico

About the Jardin Botanico - Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin

This garden was established in 1982 and is one of the largest Botanical Gardens in Mexico.
It’s the last patch of conserved forest between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, with collections of cactaceae, bromeliaceae, orquideaceae, ferns, fruits, ornamentals, palms and medicinal plants representative for Yucatan Peninsula. A trail of about 4 km leads through representative natural forest formations and along a traditional Maya house and "chicle" camp with a Mayan Arqueological Site.
One of the main objectives is to conserve and propagate in threat species of plants from the region, education, and maintain the Mayan Culture and knowledge about how they use natural resources.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico - Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Av. Centenario Km 5.5, AP 424
Quintana Roo 77000 Mexico

Telephone: 52 988 2069233
Fax: 52 983 8350450
Primary Email: jardinbotanico@ecosur.mx

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: M.C. Cecilia Elizondo
    Curator's Name: Gerald Islebe
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1982
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 60 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 65 Hectares
    Latitude: 18.5035
    Longitude: -88.2965
    Altitude: 5.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico de ECOSUR "Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín". Ya'ax'che, Santuario de la Selva Maya
  • Local Address: Km 320 Carr. Federal Chetumal - Cancun (30 km South of Cancun, and 30 Km North Playa del Carmen) CP 77580
  • Locality: City: Puerto Morelos
  • Locality: State: Quintana Roo

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 4000
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Orchidaceae, Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, medicinal plants, fruits plants, Ferns, and Ornamentals.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes