Giardino dell'Iris, Florence

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Giardino dell'Iris is a botanical garden specializing in the cultivation of iris flowers, symbol of Florence since 1251. It is located on the corner of Viale dei Colli and Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy, and open daily without charge from May 2–20 every year.

The garden is owned by the Società italiana dell'Iris, which has opened the garden to the public since hosting the annual "International dell'Iris" in 1954. It is almost entirely devoted to iris plants, with more than 1,500 (variously 2,500) varieties on display during the annual competition. The garden contains a pond is for the cultivation of aquatic varieties and provides an excellent view of Florence and its surrounding hills.
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  • Only open few weeks a year - this not very wellknown little garden is definitely worth a visit for its fabulous display of Iris (it's for free - but please consider a little donation!).  more »
  • Just below the Piazzale Michelangelo -- no entry charge when we were there, but donations requested. Large garden with incredible variety of irises from all around the world. So many different types.....  more »
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  • Only open from April 25 - May 20 when the irises die, but I reccomend it if you enjoy other flower festivals. Extremely beautiful and is also dotted with beautiful olive trees.
  • Great to go in spring when so many were in beautiful bloom! Wonderful place to stop and read on one of the plentiful benches after the walk up the hill!

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