Argotti Botanic Garden

Joseph Buhagiar shares his vision for the development of the garden. Argotti Botanic Garden is a astonishing tourist destination in Floriana, Malta -EU Note the spelling “botanic” rather than “botanical” as this exquisitely curated area is over 100 years old and was named during a period before the use of the word “botanical”. You say tomato I say patato? Not according to Joseph Buhagiar who fiercely guards the historicity and rich heritage of the garden which dates back to 1774.

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Chinese Serenity Garden

The recent Chinese Serenity Garden restoration in Santa Lucia, Malta is breath taking. It shows a striking integration of ancient form and modern function with high tech solar panels and HVAC units tastefully woven into the fabric of what is a thrilling public space. Ancient Lion modern solar cell lanterns.

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San Anton Presidential Palace and Gardens in Attard, Malta

The Maltese San Anton  Presidential Palace and gardens as well as the garden across the street  at the Corinthian Hotel are exquisite. The palace and surrounding garden date to 1626 and include several fountains, ducks, swan peacock innumerable cats, a kitchen garden and a chapel.The hotel gardens across the way have some great topiary and fountains. For many years it has been customary for visiting heads of state to plant a tree here. If you are in Malta for a few days this is the season for fields of marigolds and a leisurely stroll through a magnificent public garden to enjoy the stately walkways, an orange grove, and ornamental ponds – open for free to the public.

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Gardening in a Moat, Mdina, Malta

Mdina, Malta keeps a lovely garden like park in the moat surrounding the ancient fortress. One can only muse at the efforts to keep the lawn so terrifically green and the drainage issues involved. We just might have to track down who might be responsible for this excellent garden that stands guard over the walled city.

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Lurie Garden : Chicago, Illinois

In the heart of Millennium Park is the Lurie Garden. It is one of the most innovative designs for urban garden and narrative. An enclave in the heart of the city that invites interaction and exploration. From the sitting areas that invite you to dip your feet to the beautiful choices in plants. Everything about “The Lurie” beckons to a moment of respite.  The Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park is a leader in cutting-edge design, responsible gardening practices and dynamic public programming in an urban environment. The garden offers a four-season experience blending Chicago’s past, present and future with bold design, dramatic form and intimate spaces. An urban model of responsible horticulture, the Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. A diverse[…]

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