Conclusive works at the new garden in Marsalforn
Of the many public projects soon to be completed in Gozo, the new Three Hills Garden in Marsalforn will surely be amongst the most attractive to visitors. The new garden has been described by Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono as a new garden offering new recreational space where Gozitan families and all those visiting the island can enjoy this new public space.
The new garden boasts of state of the art facilities for children to recreate themselves and play in the brand new equipment. The park has six different playing areas for children and teens alike. New garden furniture is being installed for families to relax in the spacious renovated environment which until a few months ago served only as a car-park. The newly constructed garden was designed with predominantly eco-concepts in mind. It includes pathways for visitors but also caters for a water reservoir to collect and make use of rain water for irrigation purposes which before used to wash away into the sea. The park has been adorned by rubble walls, installation of an eco-lighting system, irrigation and sewage, and the laying of tiles. Rain in the last weeks prevented the planting of some 750 trees in this garden. Planting is expected to begin in the coming days.
When visiting the garden to view the final works on the project, the Hon. Giovanna Debono stated that this project funded and coordinated by the Ministry for Gozo is one of those listed within the ecoGozo action plan 2010-2012 measures which include afforestation projects and provision of public spaces around Gozo. She stated that the Ministry for Gozo is committed to reach the sustainable development targets. This garden will be frequented by many Gozitans and visitors since its location is in a popular summer residence.
Another project which will be inaugurated soon is that of Villa Rundle Gardens where a new garden was practically reconstructed and major landscaping took place. Apart from enhancing Gozos rural areas, public recreational areas have been embellished so as to offer a better environment for families.
Mr Charles Saliba, Major of Zebbug and other officials from the Ministry for Gozo attended this visit.
Works on this garden are being coordinated by the Ministry for Gozo while Magro Brothers Foods Ltd will be providing trees, most of them indigenous.