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Orto Botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"
Italy - Florence
Institution Code: FI
International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y
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.