Gardens in Florence

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Giardino dei Semplici: A paradise (not lost)

The botanical garden is a green oasis, hidden in the city centre's urban cacophony.

COMMUNITY

Design your urban garden with Tiziano Codiferro

The master gardener offers tips and tricks for terraces, indoor gardens and green corners.

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Artigianato e Palazzo returns to the Corsini Gardens

100 selected craftspeople show their expert wares from September 15 to 17.

ART + CULTURE

Camellia garden opens for the first time in the Boboli Gardens

Antique plants, water features and frescoes await visitors.

ART + CULTURE

Boboli Gardens Amphitheater to be restored due to private American sponsorship

Largest private donation of 4.5 million euro ever received by a museum in Florence

ART + CULTURE

New street art in the San Jacopino neighbourhood gardens

A mural by Lorenzo Tonda and Federico Niccolai addresses the issue of community integration.

NEWS

New urban beehives installed in the Marienheim Garden

Americans Laura Shadden and Allyson Volpe are on a mission to expand Florence's bee population.

ART + CULTURE

Boboli Gardens: 50 million euro to futureproof the Medici parkland

The royal park will receive 50 million euro for restoration and new amenities.

ART + CULTURE

Boboli Gardens reopens Porta Romana and Forte Belvedere entrances from July 5

Entrances reopen, with free entry for residents of Florence.

ART + CULTURE

Ginori Museum gardens to reopen in Sesto Fiorentino

The Ginori Museum gardens in Sesto Fiorentino will reopen in the third week of May, although the museum will remain closed for restoration.

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The Caccini Garden

The Caccini Garden, off borgo Pinti, was one of the most beautiful and exotic gardens in Florence at the end of the 16th century.

THINGS TO DO

Garden events at Belmond Villa San Michele

The Italian garden is the setting for a series of high calibre events this season for a blissful experience just a short distance from Florence.

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Garden With A View: a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Garden with a View, off viale Michelangiolo, is an art park that's the life’s work of Alice Esclapon de Villeneuve.

FOOD + WINE

Orto life: what vegetable gardening taught me about myself

Last summer, I had a no-commitment opportunity to try my hand at vegetable gardening at a shared plot across town. It was a brief, long-distance relationship that suffered from my ...

ART + CULTURE

Boboli: a meaningful walk in the Medici gardens

Florence is a city of stone, of imposing civic, religious and domestic architecture—where power and wealth are communicated in girth and in height. Massiccio—solid, hefty—is the adjective used to describe ...

ART + CULTURE

Museums, exhibitions and gardens reopen

Florence continues to reopen its museums and monuments after the Covid-19 lockdown

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Boboli Gardens reopen

Boboli was the model that inspired all of Europe’s court gardens, including Versailles

NEWS

Protecting citrus plants at the Boboli Gardens

The Boboli Gardens and the Wilanów Palace Museum, in Warsaw, Poland, have teamed up to protect, preserve and promote their historic citrus plant collections.

NEWS

Botanical Garden at the Boboli now opened

The never-before-opened “secret” camellia garden is also part of the renovation project.

NEWS

A “Third Garden” on the Arno banks

Urban requalification project by art collective Studio++

THINGS TO DO

7 hotels with gardens in Florence

The best hotel is one that provides an escape: a time-out from everyday tasks that allows you to just be. Sure, the decor, food and location are all significant when ...

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Tuscan gardens open in winter

Still-green fields, ripe persimmons hanging off bare branches, avenues of leafless trees with gnarly bark, crisp scents detectable in the cold, white and yellow bulbs poking through woodlands: this is winter in Tuscany. Tuscany is home to many magnificent gardens, and winter is a wonderful time to visit them.

Lifestyle

Special summer opening of Florence’s Iris Garden

ph. Olga, Flickr   Thought you missed your chance to visit the Iris Garden until next year? Following a special Ferragosto opening, there will be additional chances to tour the garden on Saturday, ...

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