Sir Luigi Preziosi Garden
Sir Luigi Preziosi Garden was constructed around the 1930s and was known as Piazza Miratore Garden. It was then renamed after the ophthalmic surgeon Sir Luigi Preziosi whose studies were instrumental to prevent blindness caused by the trachoma virus. This garden is renowned for its excellent panoramic views of the Grand Harbour, fortifications and the Valletta waterfront. At one end of the garden, one can find an old gun emplacement dating back from the World War II whereas a walk through the garden will also allow a close view of the bastions used for defence during the time of the Knights. During the year 2000 and the first months of 2003, this garden underwent a complete transformation following a project by the Floriana local council. The garden is now embellished with fountains, benches and spaces for recreation. Sir Luigi preziosi Garden also possesses an number of interesting botanical specimens. Along the bastions, one can find a series of ageold olive trees which not only contribute to the natural heritage of the garden but also provide shade to the area. Towards the middle of the garden, one can also find several majestic Ficus specimens and a selection of palms. Other interesting exotic species found in the garden include include Hibiscus specimens, Yuccas and Oleanders. In this garden one can also come across the indigenous Maltese National Tree, the Sandarac Gum Tree.
Bus 13 13A 14 16 from St. Julian's / Sliema Bus Terminus.
Bus 48 from Bugibba Terminus.
The Garden is open all day long.
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