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Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence. Botanical Garden ‘Giardino dei Semplici’

This sixteenth century garden was created by Cosimo I de Medici and includes around 4500 different plant species

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The sixteenth century ‘Giardino dei Semplici’ was designed by Tribolo. Over time the garden has been altered, although the basic Renaissance layout is still clearly evident.The garden was created by Cosimo I de Medici in 1545 and took its name from the abundance of medicinal (or ‘semplici’) plants. It covers a little less than two hectares and includes around six thousand plants, some of which date back hundreds of years. For example, there is a wonderful example of a Taxus Baccata which was planted in 1720 and a majestic Quercus Suber. The garden is home to many fascinating species, in particular among the medicinal plants, both in the open and in the garden’s greenhouses.

Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday 9am – 1pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Closed also on New Year’s Day, Easter, May 1st, 15th August and Christmas Day.

Entry Fee
€6,00 adults
€3,00 children aged 6-14
Free for children under 6 years, adults over 65 years, University of Florence students and employees, ICOM and ANMS card holders, disabled visitors and those who accompany them.

Disabled Access

Contact Information
via P.A. Micheli 3
Telephone 055 2757402. Call 055 2346760 to organise a guided tour
E-mail: ortbot@unifi.it
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