Key points about this information item Argotti Botanical Gardens, Floriana, MaltaThe Argotti Gardens in Floriana, Malta are a pleasant stroll on any nice afternoon Description:
Argotti Botanical Gardens, Floriana, Malta
The Argotti Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1741 in Floriana as a private garden for Grand Master Pinto of the Knights of Malta and were later extended and cared for by Baliff Ignatius de Argote et Gusman.
The Knights also used them for growing medicinal plants and herbs and were later transformed into the Botanical Gardens we see today in 1805. On entering, you will notice that the gardens have a very formal layout, with box hedges and enclosures and the broad collection of plants from oaks to potted cacti.
The gardens also contain a number of water features, a small horticultural museum and a lovely gazebo / summerhouse, built in 1741.
Apart from the plants there are two other reasons to visit the gardens. One is to enjoy the tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of Valletta and Floriana and the other is to admire the great views over Marsamxett harbour, Floriana fortifications and the Malta skyline.
The gardens are open from 0730 until dusk every day.
The gazebo is open in office hours only.
Entrance to the gardens is free
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