After posting a picture of my weekends discovery on Instagram, I realised that this place is even more of a secret garden than I thought. After spending a lovely few hours enjoying some sunshine at Kalkara beach, the clouds had started to come out so my friends and I thought it about time we headed home. On the drive, as we were heading towards Msida marina we spotted a break in the wall, a doorway, through which we could just see a beautiful pathway begging to be explored. We pulled up on the side of the road (as there is no parking) and went on a little ramble around The Garden of Sa Maison.
This darling little treasure isn’t sign posted, doesn’t have a clearly marked entrance and you wont find any parking nearby, all of which contribute to it’s secrecy. On the one hand, I love that it’s so unknown, it means it’s quiet and remains well kept, unspoiled by kids and thoughtless people trampling all over. On the other hand, the Garden of Sa Maison is another slice of greenery and nature in Malta that simply has to be shared and enjoyed.
The smell in the Garden of Sa Maison was the real treat. There were some really fragrant flowers, bushes and trees. None of which I can name, but all of which I enjoyed. Elaine and Joe spotted a cute little bright yellow bird and I spent 10 minutes trying to capture a good closeup of a butterfly that was lazily flapping around the perfumed blooms.
If you walk up to the top, you can get some stunning views of the Msida marina. I used to live in Msida way back in 2010 and let me tell you, it’s changed a lot since then. They always had the marina but it wasn’t half as full or as clean or grand. It’s really a sight to behold now and there is no better way to soak up the luxuriant feeling than surrounded by the sounds and smells of mother nature just doin’ her thaaang.
If you’re living in, or visiting Malta and you’re missing your hit of greenery and nature then I’d recommend having a little explore of Msida, Floriana and Valletta as there are some breathtaking cultivated gardens hidden behind walls that you may never have noticed before.