Today was a magnificent spring day! Oggi era magnifico! A great day to check out the iris garden located just steps from Piazzale Michelangelo.
The iris are just starting to bloom; in a week they should be at prime.
The Iris Garden is open from now through 20 May, daily from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:30. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:30. Entrance is free. You can catch the bus (Numbers 12 and 13) at SMN Station.
The garden is located in a prime Florentine location, just off the Piazzale Michelangelo. It is nicely laid out on the side of a hill, with the iris beds nestled in among healthy olive trees.
Today the garden was open to the public and paintings of flowers were interspersed into the garden.
The tags remind us that this is a competition garden as well as a pleasure garden. In particular, 2 Iris rhysomes planted in 2014 are planted side by side: “Broad Minded Sutton” from the USA, in completion with “Marruchi” from Italia.
Some rose bushes are in full bloom in the iris gardens.
Pretty stone paths wind through the gardens, amongst the olive trees.