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President’s Kitchen Garden

The San Anton Kitchen Garden is located at the back of the San Anton Palace. Now it is a recreational area with play equipment, a petting zoo and a restaurant with an inside and outside terrace.

The history of the garden.
During the reign of the Grandmaster (1623-1636) Antoine de Paule, this 2.5-hectare vegetable garden was laid out to supply the necessary vegetables and fruit, etc. from the adjoining palace.

The vegetable garden consisted of three areas: one where fruit and vegetables were grown, a second for herbs and flowers and a third where Swan Terrace can be found, built over a large reservoir built by the Knights of St. John in 1766.

Between the vegetable garden and the palace is a tunnel for a simple supply of the cultivated products.

In 1974 the palace became the official residence of the President of Malta; the vegetable garden was then named The President`s Kitchen Garden.

The garden fell into disrepair and was renovated and reopened on June 16, 2011 by Margaret Abela the wife of the president (2009 - 2014).

The petting zoo was renovated in 2019.
Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 15:00
Saturday - Sunday - public Holidays
10:00 - 17:00

Last admission
Advice 60 minutes before closing
Closed
Ticket / admission fee

Adults (16+ yrs)
€ 6.00 + € 2.00
Youth (3- 15 yrs)
€ 4.00 + € 1.00
Children (0-2 yrs)
Free
Disability Card Holders
€ 3.00 + € 1.00
Seniors Card Holders
€ 4.00 + Free
Prize 1: Entrance + Science Show OR Workshop - Complement Prize: Planetarium
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