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Buskett Gardens
Buskett Gardens

Malta was once a forest of trees, but these were felled for shipbuilding and for agricultural purposes.
Buskett Gardens was originally laid out as a hunting ground by the Knights of St. John and is now the only forest area in Malta.

While walking the quiet paths you will discover the flora and fauna of this 30-hectare garden. You come across various tree species such as pines, cypresses, cactus, orange, olive, lemon, etc. You will also find a vineyard and many wildflowers and shrubs.

Also in summer it is nice to walk in the park because of the natural shade of the trees.

Birdlife International has designated the gardens as an important bird area. Malta has 205 bird species of which 122 are land birds, 199 migratory birds, 19 sea birds and 78 water birds.

There are 5 globally threatened bird species in Malta, namely the Aythya ferina (duck species), Streptopelia turtur (pigeon species) Puffinus yelkouan (common petrel species), Neophron percnopterus (vulture species) and the Falco cherrug (Saker Falcon).
You will also find a cave and a natural water source in the park.

Many Maltese come to the park on weekends and especially on Sundays to have a picnic and / or barbecue.

The official summer residence of the President of Malta has a view of this park.
Imnarja's feast is celebrated on 29 June. The evening before, the garden is the location for gathering, where people listen to folk music and there is the possibility of eating traditional Maltese rabbit stew cooked in wine.
Opening hours
Every day
5:00 - 24:00

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