Orto Botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"

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Italy - Toscana - Firenze

Institution Code: FI

BGCI Member: No

About the Orto Botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"

The Garden of Florence is one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world, after those of Pisa and Padova.The Botanical Garden is a section of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence which comprises the sections of Anthropology and Ethnology, Botany “Filippo Parlatore”, Geology and Paleontology, Zoology “La Specola”, and Mineralogy and Lithology.
Right in the urban center, the Garden is spread over an area of 2.3 hectares, with a complex of themed plant beds, expositive routes, and large and small greenhouses. In 2004 the Garden was named CESFL (Center for the conservation ex situ of flora) by the Region of Tuscany and carries out these activities in collaboration with the Gardens of Pisa and Siena.

Main Address:
Orto Botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"
Via P.A. Micheli n. 3
Toscana 50121 Italy

Telephone: 0039 0552756444
URL: https://www.sma.unifi.it/p389.html
Primary Email: giulio.ferretti@unifi.it

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Marco Benvenuti
    Curator's Name: Dr. Giulio Ferretti
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Giulio Ferretti
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 1545
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.7687
    Longitude: 11.2569
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Orto botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"
  • Local Address: Via P.A. Micheli n.3 - 50121 Firenze
  • Locality: City: Firenze
  • Locality: State: Italia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 25

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4100
  • Special Collections:Cycads, palms, tropical plants, flora of Italy, ferns. Bromeliaceae, medicinal plants, succulents, endemics, carnivorous plants, Yucca, Azaleas, Roses, Ginkgo biloba, Euphorbiaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Pteridophyta, Orchidaceae, Araceae, Dioon spinulosum, Pac

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes