One of the main events that has entered the annual calendar of activities in Valletta is undoubtedly the infiorata which will take place between May 7 and 11 in St. George’s Square as part of the Valletta Green Festival. Year after year, this installation against the backdrop of an environmental message manages to attract and incite many people to visit it.
This year’s infiorata, designed by artist Zack Ritchie will have the theme of ‘Zero Pollution’ and feature a colourful floral turtle.
Another attraction that one may experience during the festival is the recently inaugurated roof garden above The Valletta Design Cluster, in lower Valletta near the Auberge de Baviere. The garden introduces a new green lung in this part of the city, providing a new public space, freely accessible to all residents and visitors.
Those visiting Valletta during the Green festival will be welcomed by a temporary garden at Freedom Square, in front of Parliament. This City Gate Garden installation has been constructed using salvaged wood.
Indigenous trees including Pine, Myrtle and Bay Leaf will decorate De Valette Square. There will also be Cypress trees along Republic Street, Republic Square and St George’s Square and lemon and orange trees in Great Siege Square.