In addition to being beautiful, the botanical garden at the CCC has the practical purpose of teaching ethno-botanical knowledge about plants found in the local environment. In an effort to conserve the environmental heritage of Yaxunah, the botanical garden provides a place for young people to learn about the flora and fauna in the surrounding rural lands. Additionally, we have identified each plant scientifically, written ethnobotanical information about them and created a guidebook that helps the young people explain a plant and its cultural significance to others.
This beautiful garden boasts an atmosphere in which visitors can feel welcome as they learn about our environment. It’s a space where villagers can learn about composting and have made a small milpa (traditional cornfield) demonstration for children to work in and for tourists to explore.