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Giardino Dell'Iris, Florence

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The 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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  • The garden is only open for a limited time period during the spring when the irises are in bloom. It is reached from Piazzale Michelangelo (there is a small sign at the far end). You take stairs downw...  more »
  • The Giardino de;;'Iris is an iris garden located on Piazzale Michelangelo. When the flowers are in bloom, it becomes a really pretty place. Nice!  more »
  • This garden is situated on quite a steep hill on the outskirts of Florence. It was once an olive grove. Now it holds an international collection of irises. Unfortunately 2015 was a poor growing year t...  more »
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  • The Iris and Rose gardens were amazing. We looked the view here from the Piazza.
  • Just fantastic colours and collection of species Very well worth the visit
  • It was interesting to see that many of the same plant, but it was kind of dry and dusty around the whole grounds.
  • We arrived here with perfect timing. These gardens are not open for much of the year. We visited the garden in the second week of May 2013 and it was a perfectly sunny day with many different Iris flowers to view.
  • Hundreds of varieties of Iris - beautiful colour combinations. Please donate when you visit as it is run by volunteers and it would benefit from funding