World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Giardino dell'Iris

Article Id: WHEBN0016806653
Reproduction Date:

Title: Giardino dell'Iris  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Via Camillo Cavour, Torre degli Alberti, Loggia del Pesce, Torre degli Amidei, San Pancrazio, Florence
Collection: Botanical Gardens in Italy, Gardens in Florence, Visitor Attractions in Florence
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Giardino dell'Iris

Giardino dell'Iris

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.

See also


  • Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza article (Italian)
  • Cultura Toscana entry
  • Fodor's article
  • M. Pozzana, I giardini di Firenze e della Toscana, Guida completa, Firenze, Giunti, 2001, p. 98.
  • Giardini e ville di Toscana, Milano-Firenze, Touring Club Italiano – Regione Toscana, 2003, p. 36.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.