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San Anton Gardens

Attard, Island of Malta, Malta
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Phoenix, Arizona
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

These formal gardens were built and established by Grand Master Antoine de Paule who ruled the island in the 1600s. The garden's exotic flora includes palms, jacaranda and conifers, some of which are more than 300 years old. Very pretty and quiet.

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mims florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When the Brits ruled Malta the Governor opened his gardens to the public and the President of Malta who lives in the same mansion now continues that tradition. The gardens are extensive and beautiful, and a delight to relax in, and enjoy during a visit to Malta , which can be hot. Not only visit the official gardens but also... More

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Commequiers, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The San Anton Gardens are a must for anyone visiting Malta. The gardens are beautifully laid out and a haven of tranquillity in the midst of a busy island. A wonderful peaceful, cool garden which is a blaze of colour as the flower borders are professionally planned to give the utmost in colour and beauty. There are ponds and fountains... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A peaceful garden to visit. In the mouth of May a flower show will be held. After you vist San Anton Gardens you can go so the presidents garden , it was part of San Anton .

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Confort, Rhone-Alpes, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The gardens are peaceful and beautiful. Our hotel was right across the street so very easily accessible, but it's worth the trip over to the gardens from other parts of Malta just to be able to walk in a lovely, cool, quiet area full of flowers. We spotted about a half-dozen cats dozing under benches and presumably the food bowls... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved the layout and the ambience. You go back in time when you walk through the gates which is probably why some of the earlier episodes of Game of Thrones were filmed there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The gardens once belonged to the Presidential Palace. They are laid out in a formal style with sahy paths, bedding and a central pond complete with duck house and home to swans and ducks. They are free to enter and provide a welcome respite from the heat. They are in complete contrast to the aridness of much of the island.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is a perfect place to visit during the summer when it gets very hot in Malta. Plenty of trees which will give a much appreciated shade. There are also some nice fountains, ponds, flower beds, a bird aviary and good footpaths. The gardens at the side were not that well-kept, but the main part is very tidy. I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visited these gardens on a Saturday morning. I'm no wildlife expert but saw swans, peacock and swimming tortoises that I guess were turtles! Enough to keep children occupied - the maze was just their height! As very hot could have done with a cafe rather than just the kiosk outside the entry gate. Gardens immaculate with Italian style fountains.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a few hours in these lovely gardens one day while on our trip in Malta. They have some lovely plants and trees along with water features. Along with the fish, birds and tortoises that feature in these ponds and fountains they also have a small area of large bird cages with different species in each. Admission is free... More

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