Florence and its magnificent gardens
When Summer comes, the city of Florence offers the joys of gardens that are unequalled in Italy, in addition to its magnificent monuments.
In this brief presentation of ours, we have decided to introduce some gardens that are less well-known than the monumental Medici gardens but are magnificent examples of beauty.
Giardino delle Rose (Garden of the Roses), created in 1895. In recent years, this wonderful place in the city has become one of the most popular photographic subjects in Florence, that is, since twelve sculptures by Jean-Michel Folon were placed in this garden open to the public all year round.
Japanese garden Shorai-Teien, the only one of its kind in Florence, donated in 1998 by Japanese architect Yasuo Kitayama to celebrate the bond between the twin cities, Florence and Kyoto.
Giardino Corsi (Corsi Garden), by appointment. The entrance to the park is in Via Romana. The garden has the typical layout of an English garden, which became popular in Florence in the mid-19th century.
Giardino Corsini. The visit by appointment will allow you to admire an imposing garden, a harmonious geometrical parterre with hedges of box, two lovely English groves, two well-conserved lemon-houses and an important collection of peonies.
Near Piazza SS. Annunziata, the Giardino Budini Gattai hides behind the walls of the family palace. Although the dimensions are small, the garden is famous for its collection of camellias, among the best in Florence.