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Museo di Storia Naturale, Orto Botanico “Giardino dei Semplici”

Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 275 6444
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Something a bit different

If you want to do something different in Florence and need to rest your brain a little after gazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lakegirl48
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Awful awful ticket office staff!!! WHY?

I have to say that I have been to this garden 4 times in 15 years and every time the staff have... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Brian K
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Via Pier Antonio Micheli 3, 50121, Florence, Italy
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"carnivorous plants"
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"plant lovers"
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"teaching garden"
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"trees"
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"botanical"
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"specimens"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to do something different in Florence and need to rest your brain a little after gazing at the wonderful art, this is the place to visit. It is a real break from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city and...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I have to say that I have been to this garden 4 times in 15 years and every time the staff have been extremely rude. Today I went and offered my identity card, with a cheery smile and a 'buon giorno!' as I am now...More

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We came across this while walking around Florence and its such a great place to easily reach in the centre of town to relax and see the species they have collected.

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

As others have noted, this is a teaching garden. We found it small and pleasant, but if your time in Florence is limited, this location would be better suited to people who are looking for sites when they've finished their wish lists.

Thank MeandHeTravel
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited off season (early April) so we were not expecting to see much in bloom. In any event I believe this is a teaching/education garden rather than a floral park, so perhaps the interest is more academic. That said, it is a very pleasant...More

Thank leonard m
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I actually visited in late May 2016 (the page gave me no choice to write that in), and obviously it matters , with growing plants, when to visit a botanical garden. I found everything well tended , vibrant and colorful, both indoor displays and outdoor....More

Thank Hederoma
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Not the most obvious thing to do in Florence, but if you like to get out the tourist queues this is the place. In the middle of the centre beautiful garden, a "cold house".....check it out, and lot of ponds with pond flowers. Check it...More

2  Thank Keramslon
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you're into plants, this is for you! The garden hosts a bunch of "exhibits"; cacti and succulents, carnivourous plants, a japanese-inspired garden, a great collection of hydrangeas, palms, including very old (100+ years) trees, carnivorous plants and much more. The garden could be better...More

1  Thank Ana_Mariana_Garcia
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The gardens are in a relatively remote location in the city. They have many collections but the place is very neglected and the plants are dry and sad. The only thing that was good in the place was the great shade of the trees and...More

Thank Dikla D
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

A teaching garden, so it is not meant to be pretty, but there is a collection of roses near the entrance and there is always a plant or shrub in bloom somewhere to catch the eye. Its all set out in rectangular sectors each with...More

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1  Thank Mike S
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including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
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