If you are interested in plants, especially unusual and rare ones, you should definitely visit the Argotti Botanic Gardens at Floriana, a fortified town in the South Eastern Region of Malta. Today these Gardens make integral part of the University of Malta. They are 3rd in the list of the oldest Commonwealth’s botanical gardens. By the way, despite the garden’s history begins in far away 1600's it was officially recognised as a botanical garden only in 1890. Today numerous plants’ admirers come there every day to see a great collection of Mediterranean plants and national herbarium exhibited for the gardens’ guests.
The Buskett Gardens is the only semi-natural forestland with a total area of 47 hectares and one of the few green zones in Malta. It is famous among local residents and tourists as a lovely recreation park and a perfect place for picnics. The gardens are protected by the Maltese Government, being an ecological site for saving the endemic and rare flora and fauna.
In Santa Lucia, right on the outskirts of this Southern Mediterranean city, you can suddenly find a piece of Asia – the Chinese Garden of Serenity. This place is perfect to come and have some rest, put your thoughts in order and find some peace. For this purpose it was actually created. Oriental decorations of the Garden serve both to reflect the local atmosphere and to bring some air of Eastern philosophical ideas.
Hastings Gardens is a public garden in Valletta located on top of St. John's and St. Michael's Bastions. The garden picturesque offers views of Floriana, Msida, Sliema, Marsamxett Harbour and its yacht marinas.
While passing the low Barrakka gardens you can feel the contrast with the Upper one, located not very far away. The main difference is that the lower park is much more quiet and solitary. You will not see here lots of tourists. The atmosphere of the low park is relaxing and if you want to collect your thoughts together, to enjoy the silence to contemplate the sea, or hear the birds singing – you are welcome to the Lower Barrakka Gardens.
The San Anton Kitchen Garden is located across the street from San Anton Palace. Nowadays it is a famous tourist attraction and a recreational zone, especially popular among the habitants and guests of Malta that have small children.
Looking for hidden treasures of Maltese places of interests you should go to Floriana outskirts. There you will find a beautiful and silent Sa Maison Garden having wonderful sights at Pietta and Marsamxett Harbour. It’s quite possible that there will be no other visitors together with you and you will have a chance to enjoy the gardens’ picturesque sites by yourself, without any rush and vanity.
San-Anton gardens are considered to be the most famous piece of landscape art in Malta. Planted in the 18th century at the direction of Grand Master of the Maltese order Antoine de Paule as surroundings to his residence which is called San-Anton Palace nowadays the gardens attract visitors from all over the world.
Located at Floriana, a fortified town in the South Eastern Region of Malta, the St.Philip’s Garden was named after the bastion it is standing on. The garden’s landscape partially repeats the outlines of this bastion, constructed as a triangular fortification, differently called a ravelin. Having specific local atmosphere the St.Philip’s Garden, formerly known as the General’s Garden, is definitely worth visiting it.
The National Park is a big green space in central Malta, used for several events throughout the year.