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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.

Main Address:
Orto Botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"
Museo di Storia Naturale, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via P.A. Micheli, 3, 50121 FIRENZE,
Florence
Italy

Telephone: 39 (0)55 275 7402
Fax: 39 (0)55 275 7438
URL:
Primary Email: ortbot@unifi.it

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Luciano Di FAzio
    Curator's Name: Dr.M.Clauser, Dr. L. Di Fazio, dr. PAolo Luzzi.
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr Marina Clauser, Sig. Sabatino Varriale
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
  • Date founded: 1545
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 43.7687
    Longitude: 11.2569
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Orto botanico-forestale dell'Abetone
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Orto botanico "Giardino dei Semplici"
  • Local Address: Via P.A.Micheli, 3 50121
  • Locality: City: Firenze
  • Locality: State: Italia

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • 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

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