The only place in Malta that is known as a forest, Buskett Gardens is a real oxygen provider. The word ‘buskett’ deriving from the Italian ‘boschetto’ means a small woodland. While visiting Mdina and Rabat, you shouldn’t miss these beautiful gardens.
Buskett Gardens are located just east of Dingli. The full heat in this quaint village of Dingli will push you to visit these green gardens. The shaded areas under the trees are the perfect outdoor space in summer months and you could spend hours admiring at the flora and the flowers around you.
There are many thoughts of what your special event could be when it is held in the beautiful Buskett Gardens from chic and natural to casual and relaxed this is the best place for you.
Why getting there?
The story of Buskett Gardens begins in the post-roman period when this area was used for a variety of celebrations. In the 16th century, the Knights of Saint-John planted in this area for hunting. Today, thirty hectares lies in the east of Siggiewi.
If you go there during the seasonal periods, you can see the fruits sprouting on the trees. Weddings celebrations such as renewal of vows could take place at the picnic area. Indeed, you will enjoy the fresh breeze against your face and the sweet smell of flowers in these gardens. On another hand, a beautiful wedding photo shoot could be organised there and the backdrop will be picture perfect.
Buskett Gardens are full of endemic trees. Citrus trees add a colourful touch to your day. Through the orange trees and cacti, you will enjoy the landscapes and the views of nature from this beautiful location.
The diversity of the flora and fauna will surprise you at any season. There is an IPA (important bird area) and you should see a variety of different breeds in their natural habitats.
The Buskett Gardens is one of the best places to host your forest themed event or to take your wedding photos. This tiny forest will give you an enchanting touch to your Big Day.
While looking at the sky, admire the size of Verdala Palace from the forest. It is known to be the President’s summer residence since 1987. The palace sometimes opens to the public on special occasions to offer those with curious minds to see the beautiful ground and halls of the castle. But, anyway, the outside offers a beautiful view of the castle that stands tall in the trees. Built in 1586, under the reign of Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle, this palace is one of the best treasures of Malta. During the 19th century, this Palace used to be a prison for French soldiers captured by Maltese and British. Designed by Girolamo Cassar, this wonderful construction has a rectangular base with pentagonal turrets on each corner. With its two floors height, you won’t miss the building from any point of Buskett Gardens.
Celebrations: Forest theme
If you want a small wedding or an engagement party with a small number of guests this is the best place for it. A woodland or forest themed celebration can be in a style of a picnic, or even Alice in Wonderland for a tea party. With such a carefully chosen themes, your celebration can also be eco-friendly. This is the perfect time to come up with ideas to personalise your celebration.