Giarino dei Semplici and its collection

Giarino dei Semplici

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.

ITOrto Botanico di Firenze

Nature & Natural History  Nature & Natural History Garden & Park Plants Botanical garden

Giarino dei Semplici
Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3
50121 Florence

Visitor information Giarino dei Semplici

Opening hours

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 – 5Free
6 – 14€3.00
Normal rate€6.00


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Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3, Florence

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