Beautiful Gardens in Malta
The climate in Malta is characterized by long hot summer but there are a lot of gardens that you can visit during tour stay in Malta. Many gardens are located on Malta’s historical bastions and from there you can get fantastic views of the island’s fortifications. Others are located at the centre of towns and villages and provide a tranquil ambient to have a pleasant time.
The pleasure of visiting these gardens is not just historical or cultural; you’ll enjoy the tranquility and peace that these gardens have to offer.
San Anton Gardens, Attard
These Gardens are probably the best known of the islands’ public gardens and is one of the most beautiful with a large variety of beautiful flowers and plants. They are enclosed by high perimeter walls and provide that intimate private estate ambiance and some of the trees there are over 3 centuries old.
Nowadays, San Anton Gardens host a number of events each year.
Upper Barraka Gardens
Upper Barraka Gardens are one of the best pints in Valletta. One can spend hours here, just savoring the magnificent views of the Grand Harbour ant the Three Cities.
The gardens are quite small but are one of the best places to take refuge from the busy Valletta streets.
Buskett Gardens are the only extensive woodland on the Maltese Islands and were planted by the Knights of Malta to be used as a hunting ground.
Today Buskett is one of the greenest areas in Malta and are home to different type of trees such as orange, cactus, Mediterranean pines and cypress trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers. The garden also holds vineyards, olive and lemon groves.
Buskett Gardens is a very popular place for picnics and nature lovers who want to discover the flora and fauna.
Argotti Gardens, Floriana
These gardens were originally the private garden of a knight. In 1805, it was converted into a botanical garden. They have a fine collection of native species and have a fantastic view of Marsamsett Harbour. The gardens are often the venue of arts and cultural events
Garden of Serenity, Santa Lucija
The Chinese Garden of Serenity is located on the outskirts of Santa Lucija. It was built in the 1996-97 and was a project aided by the Chinese Government. The garden it presents various philosophical ideas traditionally symbolized in Chinese gardens
Rocks and water are the two important physical elements: water symbolizes contemplation while the rocks symbolize manifestation.
The gardens are the grounds of this private palace. The gardens are the only private gardens in Malta that are open to visitors. They have a classic baroque style that combines Italian symmetry and Mediterranean colour and perfume. It is a fitting tribute that these are the only gardens outside the republic of Italy that are included in the definitive guide to ‘Great Italian Gardens’ Grandi Giardini Italiani.