The Kitchen Garden is situated opposite the back entrance of San Anton Palace. It has been supplying vegetables to the Palace since the 17th century, when the palace was built as a summer residence by Grand Master de Paule.
The garden was extensively rehabilitated and was opened to the public last year. It is built on three levels: the children’s play area, cafeteria and animal pens are on the lowest level; a rose and herb garden is on the next level and the last is the Swan Terrace. This terrace is built over a larger reservoir built in 1766 to provide water for the garden.
The Kitchen Garden still serves its original purpose of supplying the Palace with fruit and vegetables.
The Kitchen Garden
San Anton Street
Photographed July 2011
Opening hours: Winter: Monday to Friday — 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Summer: Monday to Friday —10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays — 9:00 am to 1:30 pm