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Atlixco is well known as an ideal place to buy flowers and plants, as well as various items for these, but in this Magical Town there are also two must-see places when you go: Magical Garden and Bonsai Museum.

Magical garden

In a marvelous place for those who want to buy flowers and plants, as well to walk with family or friends on a guided tour in the botanical garden, eat at the restaurant inside or just try an ice cream.

It’s a unique garden, has more than 40 sculptures made with plants and flowers, more than 80 years old, and even has a labyrinth. In the magical garden there are some mini gardens: the French and the Japanese.

Other peculiarities that the site has is an orchid garden, with different types, as well as an artificial lake.


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In the nursery part has more than 40,000 plants on display and ready to be sold, along with gardening accessories and different items to take care of the different specimens.

The ticket to the Botanical Garden is 55 pesos, senior citizens 45 pesos; groups from 10 people 45 pesos, to access the nursery and the restaurant there is no cost.

The Magic Garden is located at Atlixco – Izúcar de Matamoros Highway 206 , Ricardo Flores Magón, Atlixco, Pue. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday.

Bonsai Museum “John Naka”

This place is dedicated to the art of bonsai, that a Japanese technique of growing trees and plants by cutting them until get them very small and in different shapes.

The “John Naka” Bonsai Art Museum was founded in 2010, although the Mexican School of Bonsai Art was previously created, which still exists and gives workshops, started in 2000, which led to its opening, together with the collection of specimens that had the agricultural engineer Emigdio Trujillo, creator.

Likewise, they have the Bonsai Bazaar, which is dedicated to sell and collection bonsai, as well as all the supplies required to practice the art.

In the museum, whose access cost is 20 pesos per person, visitors can see the collection that consists of approximately 200 specimens aged between 20 and more than 100 years.

This is located at 19 Oriente Boulevard or 1009 Niños Heroes Boulevard, Cortijo de la Alfonsina, Atlixco, Puebla. Also you can visit from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Translated by: Luba Michelle García Vega