50125 Florence, Italy
tel: +39 055 48 3112
fax: +39 055 48 3112
NileGuide Expert tip:
Only open from May 2nd to May 20th, entrance is FREE!
The Giardino dell'Iris is a botanical garden that specializes in the beautiful Iris flower species, which is the symbol of Florence. The garden has been open to the public since 1954 and is owned by the Società Italiana dell'Iris. It is located on the corner of Viale dei Colli and Piazzale Michelangelo and open daily without charge from May 2-20 every year. An annual competition, International Iris Show is held here, where around 1500 species of the flowers are displayed. There is a relaxing pond in the garden with a thriving aquatic life. The botanical gardens provide a scenic view of historic Florence and the surrounding areas. The garden is open with seasonal hours, so you must call ahead before you venture there.