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“Historic botanical garden.”
Review of San Anton Gardens

San Anton Gardens
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This old botanical garden built by and for the Grand Masters of the Order of St John surrounds a palace.It housed Grand masters, British Governors and currently the Maltese President in the hot summer months. No wonder. The gardens are quiet, peaceful, cool and enchanting. The President's kitchen garden is now open to the public and an original water reservoir which was used as a swimming pool by the British is now a haven for water fowl. A very small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Pilar adjoins the Palace and was open to the public when I visited. The chapel is adorned with symbols of the Order. Very camera friendly place. Be careful of the uneven walk way paving slabs. I don't think they've been leveled since Grand Master Antoine De Paul first walked on them although it does add to the charm of the place.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

completely free to enter, beautiful flowers growing everywhere and a token peacock to see! I can recommend visiting the Presidents Cafe at the end of the Gardens and trying their Pastizzis and Qassatats, delicious!

Thank marajjanak
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our visit in late May '14 coincided with the gardens annual flower show, so we saw it in particularly vibrant style. But even at other times of the year it would still be a very enjoyable visit. It adjoins the President's official residence, and garden visitors can stroll very close to the main entrance. For such an unsung location, the gardens are an excellent diversion from the usual Malta tourist fare of historical sites and beachfront hotels and bars. However, the Health & Safety gestapo would have a field day due to the dilapidated state of the pathways.

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

It's a wonderful place to relax. This garden has been open to the public since 1882 and it was built by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence, San Anton Palace, which today is the residence of the Maltese President. Once you're there, don't forget to visit the President's Kitchen Garden (has been providing the palace with vegetables since the time of the knights) that is exactly near this Garden

Thank Joseph_Marchett
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is one of maltas unknown paradises! The car park is free and the gardens are beautiful! We took our 3 year old son there and strolled through the gardens. - he ran around letting off steam! In the centre there are ducks, swans and fountains. To one side there is a fountain with terrapins which he loved! There are also birds to see and a lovely fun maze on the opposite side of the gardens to the terrapins! You need to head towards the presidential place then to the left after the steps and walk through the colonnades, cross the road to where you will find the kitchen garden. Again farm animals for children to see and a covered seating area for something to eat. Lots if play equipment which is safe and secure. Would highly recommend and go again!

Thank Jeanette P
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