Spring Fête and Open Day at

Msida Bastion Historic Garden

The Annual Spring Fête and Open Day organised by Din l-Art Helwa at the Msida Bastion Historic Garden will be held on Sunday lst May from 10 am to 3 pm. The annual Open Day provides Din l-Art Helwa with much needed income for the maintenance of this spectacular garden that overlooks the lovely view of Marsamxett Creek, Lazaretto and Fort Manoel from within 17th Century bastions.

Currently in full bloom, the garden has exotic and indigenous plants and trees, set among exquisite early 19th-century neo-classic monuments. Din L-Art Helwa won the 2001 Silver Medal from Europa Nostra for its painstaking restoration of this site.

On the day, guided tours by volunteer historians will be held at 12.45 pm and 2 pm and sandwiches, cakes and refreshments will be on sale. There will be stalls selling bric a brac, potted plants, books, cakes and food preserves.

Admission is 2 euros per person and includes a welcome drink while entrance for children under 12 is free of charge. The Msida Bastion Garden of Rest is best reached by taking the first turning left on Great Siege Road below the Phoenicia Hotel outside Valletta, then the first fork down past the Public Library below Belt is-Sebh.