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Giardino dei Semplici

Via Micheli 12, Florence, Italy
055 275 7404
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Ranked #103 of 221 Attractions in Florence
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: A botanical garden in Florence that derives its name from the medical plants found there.
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

These gardens are the same ones as the Orto botanico and are botanical, as the second name indicates. Therefore, there is no point going if you are looking for English-style flower beds and cultivated lawns. Prettiness is not the point of this garden. HOWEVER, if you like or love Plants, then this is probably the place for you. The range... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We were hoping to enjoy a nice walk round this park but it is currently closed for emergency renovations. No date given when it will reopen

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Australian Abroad
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We found this place by chance after leaving the church of San Marco when it closed around midday. It was a hot day and the garden, just around the corner, offered peace, quiet and shade. Originally established by the Medici to grow medicinal plants, it is now a general botanical garden, administered by the University of Florence, and a couple... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

This garden had many beautiful flowering plants and shady trees in a small area with fountain and pools and an interesting collection of palms housed inside a historic building. Possibly the only wildlife we saw in Florence - a tortoise!

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Bournemouth, England
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

This garden is very close to the San Marco Museum and church. It is a haven of tranquility, with shady places, away from the hustle and bustle of central Florence. It was originally the medicine garden for the Medici family. I was very impressed by the many different plant species: different types of trees, herbs, flowers, fruit trees, lily pond,... More

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