Malta Gardens and Parks: An Overview on Buskett Gardens, Upper Barrakka Gardens and more!
Malta Gardens and Parks are quite small, when compared to similar sites in other European countries.
However, they make for a pleasant refreshing break from the summer heat.
Malta weather is synonymous with little rainfall and lots of sun so the gardens also provide additional “green” to a somewhat dry land.
Many gardens in Malta are located on Malta’s historical bastions and from a lot of these gardens you can get fantastic views of the island’s impressive fortifications!
Others are located at the centre of towns and villages and provide a tranquil ambiance for those seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
All Malta Gardens can be easily reached by bus. Some have kiosks in them and many have toilet facilities as well. Almost all are wheelchair friendly.
List of the top Malta Gardens and Parks
San Anton Palace and Gardens are situated in Attard.
The palace is the official residence of the President of Malta. Some of the trees in San Anton Gardens are over 3 centuries old!
Visit our San Anton Palace and Gardens page for more information on this palace and gardens.
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.
Buskett is located some 2 kms away from Rabat Malta.
For more information on Buskett, visit our Buskett Gardens page.
Ta Qali National Park is a wide open space not too far away from Rabat Malta.
Originally used as an airfield during World War II, the park is today Malta’s favourite spot for picnics, especially on Sundays.
For more details on Ta Qali National Park, visit our Ta Qali page.
Said to be one of the best points from where you can savor the Grand Harbour in its full glory, the Upper Barrakka Gardens are located near Castille Place in Valletta.
The gardens were planted in 1661.
Visit our Upper Barrakka Gardens page for more information on these lovely gardens.
Located on top of Valletta’s bastions, Hastings Gardens provide great views of Manoel Island, Msida, Floriana, Sliema and Marsamxett Harbour.
They are named after Lord Hastings who was the Governor of Malta.
For more information on these small charming gardens, visit our Hastings Gardens page.
Situated in Floriana, these botanical gardens were planted in 1774.
The Knights of Malta used Argotti Gardens for medical purposes. These gardens offer fantastic views of the fortifications of Floriana.
For more details on these botanical gardens, visit our
Located in Rabat Gozo, Villa Rundle Gardens were planted in 1914.
Though small, the gardens provide just the perfect spot to rest your tired feet and a tranquil place away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you'd like more information on these gardens in Gozo, visit our Villa Rundle Gardens page.
There are many other small gardens scattered across the Maltese islands.
Other gardens which are not as popular as the above mentioned ones, but are still worth a mention here are the following:
Romeo Romano Garden in Santa Venera
Yacht Marina Garden in Msida
Old Railway Station Garden in Birkirkara
St. Anne Square Garden in Marsaskala
We hope that you've found our Malta Gardens section helpful in giving you ideas on the various things that you can do while on your Malta holidays ... even if it's just to take a "breather" from your usual sightseeing.