Around Tuscany and Chianti discovering flowers and plants
April and May are the months of blossoming here in Tuscany: in Chianti fields and garden bloom and everywhere there's a pleasant fragrance of flowers and lot of bugs coming out from Winter season.
Tuscany in Spring is perfect for those who love flowers, plants and flowered gardens to visit and smell.
You can discover wonderful corners of the city and hidden gardens and bring back home some special souvenirs buying plants, seeds or flowers at the flowers markets.
If you would like to take a walk in historical gardens Boboli or Bardini Gardens are the most famous of Florence and you must see them during springtime.
If your idea is not just to admire but also to discover, learn and perhaps to buy something interesting and special you can enjoy some flower festivals.
Spring Exhibition of plants and flowers at Giardino dell’Orticoltura
April 23rd – May 1st 2016 Form 9.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. - free entrance
The Tuscan Society for Horticulture organises this beautiful exhibition at the Horticulture Garden in Florence, where you will find a huge varieties of flowers and plants, there will be more than 60 exhibitors and during the festival they organise activities for children with Ortolandia and guided tour of the garden.
If you're a Chianti lover and you don't want to move in the big city, save this date!
Flower exhibition and market in Greve in Chianti
May 7th and 8th
Every year in the first weekend of May the main square of Greve blooms! Lots of exhibitors comes from the surroundings with their flowers and plants full of wonderful colours.
If you're thinking to go to Val d'Orcia, in the southern part of the province of Siena, you must visit Pienza.
This wonderful small city is already become a human heritage of UNESCO but in this period you can see its Pienza e i Fiori, where the main square is decorated with flowers and you will visit private garden of villas around Pienza.