King George V Garden
King George V Garden was constructed and inaugurated by King George V in 1936 and was one of Malta’s first Playing Fields. Originally it used to form part of the then King George V hospital but it was then opened to the public. The garden is mostly renowned for it’s elaborate stone arch, which dates back to the time of the British as indicated by the British Monarchy coat-of-arms at its top. In 1939, a bronze bust of King George V was unveiled at the entrance of the garden. Unfortunately, the original bust was moved to San Anton Gardens but a replica of this bust still lies in the garden. King George V garden is situated over the bastions and provides breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour. The garden also contains a series of exotic species including the common oleander, yellow oleander as well as several palm species. These species are accompanied by species from the Mediterranean region including pine, olive and laurel trees. The garden still serves its original purpose and possesses two small football grounds and a playing field for young children which were constructed by the Malta Playing Fields Association, a 60-year old association which always had a strong link with the garden.
Bus 13 13A 14 16 from St. Julian's / Sliema Bus Terminus.
Bus 48 from Bugibba Terminus.
The Gardens are open to the public from Monday to Friday during the following hours:
1 October – 15 June from 0800hrs to 1500hrs
16 June – 30 September from 0800hrs to 1230hrs
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