Botanical Gardens Florence

Local nameGiardino dei Semplici
LocationFlorence, Italy

Founded in 1545 by Cosimo I de' Medici and designed by Niccolò Pericoli, an Italian Mannerist artist, this 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.

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Opening hours

Oct 16 - Mar 31: Sat - Mon: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Apr 1 - Oct 15: Daily: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Closed on Wednesdays.


Full price: €6
Reduced price (children 6 - 14, seniors): €3

More information and contact


Phone +39 055 275 74 02

Address Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3, 50121 Florence, Italy

Coordinates 43°46'43.757" N 11°15'41.413" E

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