A garden that is not well-known by the public, situated behind in the southern harbour town of Paola, will be getting a major makeover.
The Mediterranean Garden, previously named Ghaddafi Gardens, will be restored and getting 13,000 trees and shrubs planted.
The project is aimed to encourage more people to visit the garden, a place which has been mostly left in a sorry state. The Minister of the Environment said that due to the garden’s current state, it has been left redundant by people living in the area.
“There were also plenty of dead trees, as well as whole pieces of land which were barren,” said Dr. Herrera.
“I would like to see more indigenous trees planted, maybe event fruit trees that people can pick from when they visit the garden.”
Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities Silvio Parnis stressed that the aim of this regeneration was to get people to frequent the garden and making it known to the people.