Hesperidarium is an internationally renown garden, unique in its genre for bringing together over 200 varieties of citrus fruits from around the world, including those from the Medici collections of the 1500s, exotic fruits from the Far East and new varieties from the southern hemisphere.
The park now has several new features for visitors to explore and discover the citrus fruits, including itineraries designed for non-experts. There are walkways, tunnels of plants, statues inspired by the tale of Pinocchio and more. For those interested in the famous puppet, the Pinocchio park is only 2km away.
The garden holds all types and shapes of plants, from giant horned varieties to scents and colours from remote corners of the earth.
Guided tours take visitors through the curiosities of the garden, bringing to life the origins and history of the unique and fascinating botanical wonders on display.
The garden consists of 2,000 square meters, including a large conservatory which protects the plants and makes the garden accessible and enjoyable in all weather conditions. In summer, it is recommended to visit during the cooler hours.
Many varieties of citrus fruit and other plants are also on sale next to Hesperidarium.
How to get here: Hesperidarium is in Castellare di Pescia (PT), Tuscany, in Via del Tiro a Segno, 55. Distances: 2 Km from Collodi, 8 Km from Montecatini Terme, 15 Km from Lucca, 50 Km from Florence and Pisa airport From the A11 ‘Firenze-mare’ motorway, take the Chiesina Uzzanese exit. From here, follow signs for Pescia, Collodi, Mercato dei Fiori, Albergo Villa delle Rose and Oscar Tintori SEDE.
The garden has a large car park for coaches and has full disabled access.
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