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Glicine di Villa Bardini
April 8, 2024

The most beautiful blooms in Florence

Where to see the most beautiful flowers bloom in the city? Come with us to discover the most beautiful flowery corners

To celebrate the arrival of spring we take you to discover the most beautiful blooms in Florence, come with us!

Would you like to discover the most beautiful gardens in Florence? Click here! Here, instead, our in-depth look at the Boboli Gardens.

The best time to visit Bardini Garden is in late April, when the wisteria bloom, but this year the bloom is slightly earlier. The result is a plant tunnel of shades of violet and pink. The Villa's agricultural park is home to fruit trees, vegetable gardens and prized plant collections. The Bardini Garden can be visited with the same cumulative ticket that also includes the Boboli Garden, the Silver Museum, the Porcelain Museum and the Costume Gallery, costs 10 euros and is valid for one day. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 4 p.m.). Entrances are from Via de'Bardi 1 red and Costa San Giorgio 2.

Villa Bardini (ph. Pasquale Paradiso)

More than 1,500 varieties of irises from all over the world including the very rare aquatic species of Japanese and Louisiana irises can be seen in this special corner of Florence. Opening days are April 25 to May 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission 5:30 p.m.). You enter from Piazzale Michelangelo with free admission (Here our interview with Vincenzo Corti, President of the Italian Iris Society).

Giardino dell'Iris ph. Pasquale Paradiso

  • Giardino delle Rose

To celebrate the first bloom, nothing beats a stroll through the enchanting Rose Garden. Enriched with sculptures by artist Folon, a small Japanese corner and more than 350 varieties of roses, the oldest of which date back to the 1500s. The garden is located west of Piazzale Michelangelo, and its entrance is at the top of Viale Poggi. Open in May-June from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is free.

Rose Garden

  • Wander And Pick 2024

In Scandicci, in the former CNR park you can find a long expanse of two hundred thousand colorful tulips. During the tulip bloom, visitors will be able to walk around and pick the flowers. Proceeds will go to fund design and care work in the park.

wander and pick

  • Villa Gamberaia

Located in the hills of Settignano, just a few minutes' drive from Florence. From the garden of Villa Gamberaia there is an exceptional view of Florence and the Arno valley. It is decorated with lemon, tangerine and grapefruit plants placed in four large flowerbeds, at the center of which is a peach orchard and enriched by a mixed border of perennials with an extraordinary bloom of roses, azaleas, peonies. Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last entry at 6 p.m.) on weekdays. On Sundays, the gardens are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (last entry at 5:00 pm). The cost of the regular ticket is €20, for FAI members €18 and for students €15.

Villa Gamberaia

  • Giardino dell'Orticoltura

A beautiful green space that began as an experimental garden in the 19th century. In 1880, on the occasion of the first National Exhibition of the Italian Horticultural Federation, the garden was completed with the construction of a large tepidarium, designed by architect Giacomo Roster, where exhibitions and events are organized today. Also this year, the Tuscan Horticultural Society is organizing the Spring Exhibition of Plants and Flowers here from April 25 to May 1 with hours 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with free admission.

Loggia del giardino dell’Orticoltura ph. Ottavia Poli

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