|Herbaceous borders add interest.|
|Iris and snapdragons|
|Greenhouse and cultivation beds.|
|The Pilgrim, very aromatic.|
|Varigata di Bologna|
|Wait a minute, that's a peony!|
|One of the older and most fragrant varieties, from 1892,|
Blanc Double de Coubert.
|The Garland, an intensely fragrant variety dating from 1835.|
I couldn’t include all the beautiful varieties we saw, nor can I squeeze in the intense aroma that perfumed so many of the bushes, so my advice is to plan a trip to Firenze in May and experience the Giardino delle Rose for yourself. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you find this road sign with the rampant rose canes apparently following its instruction. Then just duck in the secret gate at the bottom of the garden.