Buskett Gardens – Check Out Malta’s Only Woods
Malta might not have as many green areas as one would wish for, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any! Buskett Gardens is actually Malta’s only woodland. Winter/spring is the best time to visit Buskett because it’s beautifully green and blooming thanks to the often rainfall.
I like to go couple of times a year. And believe it or not, every time I go I discover a new path. I usually go on my own and last time I visited I walked all the way to Girgenti. You can read about my last year’s spring adventure in Buskett Gardens here.
In this photo blog I’m going to show you a trek I did last weekend. This time with a baby Oliver on board. Good news for families with young children or babies. It is a pushchair friendly trek. I mean if I managed so can you! 🙂
I would imagine that most of you will drive to Buskett Gardens. If you’ve never been before I would recommend you keep on driving and following the road until you reach the main parking area. It’s easily recognizable. Park there and then you have number of options how to enter the gardens.
What I did, I walked back a bit and entered from, what I would call, a side entrance. Which will lead you to this beautiful pathway. First of all, once you go I would recommend you spend couple of hours walking around. There isn’t any ‘best way’ how to walk around Buskett Gardens. As I said every time I go I end up somewhere different, so don’t worry if you end up on another path. 🙂
Did you know that according to the World Resource Institute, Malta is among the world’s most water-stressed countries? Therefore it is even nicer to see a fresh water spring! Buskett Gardens is one of the few places on the Maltese Islands where you can enjoy the beautiful sound of a small rivulet.
I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise that Buskett Gardens is a popular place for family outings and picnics. It caters for everyone. From nature lovers interested in the diverse flora and fauna found in the woods to hikers and explorers who enjoy trekking in the nature.
If you follow the path as I did you will come to this lovely bridge. After which the scenery changes completely.
I don’t think I ever walked pass this bridge. Possibly because it never looked as nice and maintained as it is now. There is a fairly new wooden fence protecting the green area for everyone to enjoy. Very well kept pathway, making the walk really enjoyable. Thumbs up to everyone who is taking care of it!
Since I was exploring Buskett Gardens with Olly, this was our turning point. It seems like that the path continues further, but it wasn’t made for prams anymore. But please, continue the walk and let me know what’s hiding behind the corner! 🙂
On the way back, we’ve enjoyed some more of the gorgeous greenery. I don’t think that many people would believe that this is Malta, because of it’s reputation of ‘rocks and concrete’, but believe me, it is Malta!
Now if you want to go exactly where I went, you have to find this exact spot that you can see on the photo below and follow the group of people. That is the ‘entrance’ to the woods leading to the bridge mentioned earlier.
This is also another lovely path walk. In my case I was leaving the gardens this way, but for the majority of you it can be the starting point. If you park in the main car park and keep on walking straight through the gate, you will come to this crossroad (below). There you take left and you will end up just here. So again, there are many ways how you can reach the trek I’ve just showed you.
If you are not the type who would go and explore the unknown by themselves, there are also organised walks. The next one is done by BirdLife Malta and it’s on this Sunday 20th January 2019. You can check out the event by clicking here.
I hope I gave you a good tip on how to spend the next day off you have. Recharging and taking in all the goodness from mother nature. Enjoy!