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  • The Iris Garden during the exhibition of irises participating in the annually held competition, Florence.zoom in altra finestra
  • One of the irises participating in the competition held annually at the Iris Garden, Florence.zoom in altra finestra

Iris Garden

Situated on the eastern slope of the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo, this theme garden hosts the cultivation of more than 1500 varieties of iris, the flower that has been the symbol of Florence since 1251. The varieties of Iris from all over the world are tended by the Italian Iris Society, owners of the garden. A pond serves to cultivate aquatic varieties (Japanese Irises and the Louisiana).

Since 1954, it has hosted the annual edition of the "International Iris Competition".


Texts by Graziano Magrini

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 26/feb/2008