Gardens

Gardens open to the Public in and around Florence

Granaiolo

Via Senese Romana, LocalitÓ Granaiolo, Castelfiorentino.

Privately owned.

Phone: for an appointment 055.293.301

Fattoria di Meleto

Via Meleto, 25 Castelnuovo d'Elsa, Castelfiorentino.

Privately owned.

Phone: for an appointment 0571.673.192

Villa Pozzolini

Via di ampagna, 24 LocalitÓ Bivigliano, Vaglia.

Privately owned.

Opening times: from 10,30 to 13,00 and from 15,00 to 19,00.
Phone: for an appointment: 055.406.717

Pratolino

Address: Via Bolognese, Pratolino, Vaglia - Florence.

Owned by Comune di Firenze.
Occupying nearly 160 hectares, this beautiful 16th century garden is offers delightful water features, fountains, statues, ponds and greenery. The garden was largely transformed in the 1800's when Ferdinando 111 of Lorena remodelled it as an English garden. One can still enjoy some of its original splendour, like the huge sculpture of the 'Colosso dell'Appennino'.

Opening times: Thursday, Saturday, Friday, Sunday, from 10,00 to 20,0.
Open from May to September.
Phone: 055.409.225 / 409.558.
Ticket 2.50Euro, red. 1.50 Euro

Villa La Gamberaia

Villa La Gamberaia

Privately owned.
Magnificent gardens, and a lovely village to look around. Easy to get to in 20 mins from Florence by car or on the bus. There is also a lovely wine bar in Settignano.

Opening times: Monday - Saturday from 8,00 to 12,00 and from 13,00 to 17,00.
Phone: 055.697.205

Villa Guicciardini Corsi Salviati

Via di Castello, localitÓ Castello, Florence.

Sesto Fiorentino.
Via Gramsci 462, Sesto Fiorentino.
Opening Times: on request.
Phone: 055.443.805 / 443.778

The Garden al Villa di Castello

Via di Castello, localitÓ Castello, Florence.

State owned.
This is an amazing garden, commissioned originally in the mid 1500's and adorned with sculptures of famous artists. A stroll will take you through romantically designed garden beds, numerous species of citrus trees, olive trees, tall trunks and a curious grotto of animal sculptures.

Opening Times: Every day (except Monday), from 9,00 to 16,30.
(extended according to the time of year).
Phone: 055.454.791

The Garden at Villa della Petraia

Villa della Petraia, 40 LocalitÓ Castello, Florence.

State owned.
Of particular interest in this 16 th century villa is the lovely entrance hall covered with a glass skylight once serving as a stylish ballroom. It also houses many 17 th century frescoes. In the Italian-style garden is the famous fountain of 'Fiorenze emerging from the water' sculptured by Giombologna. There is also a delightful English park with groves of oak, pine and cedar.

Opening Times: Every day (except Monday), from 9,00 to 16,30.
(extended according to the time of year).
Phone: 055.425.691
Ticket: 2 Euro

Le Cascine

Owned by the Town Council (Comune di Firenze).

The gardens extend for 3 kilometres along the shores of the River Arno and is great for the daily jog or simply strolling in the shade of hundreds of trees. There is a market held here every Tuesday morning from 8am until lunchtime.

Opening Times: always open.

Villa Il Ventaglio

Via Aldini, 10-12, Florence.

State owned

Opening Times: from 9,00 to 16,30 (extended according to the time of year).Phone: 055.218.471

Villa Strozzi

Via di soffiano - Florence.

Owned by Comune di Firenze (Town Council of Florence).

Opening Times: from 8,00 to 18,00 (extended according to the time of year).
Phone: 055.739.8004

Villa Stibbert

Via Stibbert, 26 - Florence.

Owned by Opera Museo Stibbert.

Opening times: from 9,00 to 17,00 (extended according to the time of year).
Closed Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon. Phone: 055.486.049 / 475.520

Giardino dell'Orticultura

Address: Via Bolognese, 17 - Florence.

Owned by Comune di Firenze.

Opening Times: from 8,00 to 20,00.
Phone: 055.483.698

The Garden of Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Address: Via Cavour,1 - Florence.

Owned by the provincia di Firenze.

Opening times: from 9,00 to 13,00 and from 15,00 to 18,00.
Sunday from 9,00 to 13,00. (Closed Wednesday).
Phone: 055.276.01

Botanical Gardens

Address: Via P.A. Micheli, 3 - Florence.

Owned by the UniversitÓ degli studi di Firenze.
Also known as the Giardino dei Semplici, it has been a centre of botanical study and research since the 1700's. On display are plants of various species from all over the world. In the Spring there is a splendid display of colour with the azaleas in bloom along the main avenue.

Opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, from 9,00 to 12,00.
Phone: 055.275.7402
Entrance: free.

Boboli Garden

Address: Piazza Pitti, 1 Firenze.

State owned.
This garden is a wonderful example of renaissance beautiful in Florence.Covering about 45,000 squ. metres it contains numerous gardens of various designs, many statues, fountains and grottos, an amphitheatre and an obelisk and a great view of Florence.
Opening times: every day (except Monday) from 9,00 to 16,30.
(Extended according to the time of the year.)

A note of warning: Check the weather on the day you want to see the garden.if it is particularly windy they sometimes close the gardens for the day. It would be best to call first.
Phone: 055.218.741
Ticket: 4 Euro. Concessions: 2 Euro.