Founded in 1545 by Cosimo I de' Medici and designed by Niccolò Pericoli, an Italian Mannerist artist, the Giarino dei Semplici is the third oldest botanical garden in Europe. Originally, only medicinal plants were grown here, but the garden was enlargened in the 18th century (during the reign of Cosimo III) and now it contains about 9,000 various plant species. Currently, the garden is managed by the University of Florence.
Nature & Natural History Garden & Park Plants Botanical garden
April 1st - September 30th
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 6.30pm
October 1 to March 31
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Closing days: Monday, 1 January, Easter, 1 May, 15 August, 25 December
|0 – 5||Free|
|6 – 14||€3.00|
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