Piscopo Garden Centre, Burmarrad,
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Yes there are garden centres in Malta, much to our surprise! Read
this article on the Piscopo Garden Centre to find out what a typical Maltese garden
centre is all about and how good the Piscopo Garden Centre really is.
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of
the Piscopo Garden Centre, Burmarrad in Malta. Click any
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The outdoor plant area is basic, with the majority
of the plants being displayed directly on the ground. Many of the
seasonal and bedding plants however were more attractively displayed
Signs were totally lacking but the smallish size of the garden
centre (similar to a small / medium UK garden centre) made finding
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them. Some of the area was under cover. Probably not, as in the UK,
to provide cover from the rain! Much more likely it is used to
provide cover from the baking mid day sun. The paths were variable
but mostly flat. They were not suitable for wheelchair use in many
As far as the range of plants is concerned, it was varied
and interesting. As well as some exotic heat loving plants, many
of the plants commonly on sale in the UK were also available.
This came as a surprise to us. The plants looked to be in excellent condition and
very well watered.
Pictures tell a thousand words so see a selection of pictures
below which show some of the plants for sale.
The two most common plants found growing in parks, gardens and
roadsides are the Washingtonia and the Nerium. For an idea of the flora
and fauna in Malta,
The indoor sales area was basic but provided
everything the average gardener would need. We were again surprised
to find many UK products such as Miracle Gro, Tomorite and similar.
The UK gardener would not find this Malta garden centre difficult to
The indoor aisles were narrow in some areas and not suitable for
PRICESDIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
With the Euro / Pound fluctuating wildly we have not provided specific
prices. However a browse round the shelves showed the prices in this
Maltese garden centre to be similar to those in the UK.
The address is:
Piscopo Gardens Limited
Monday to Friday: 9.00 to 6.00
Saturday; 9.00 to 4.30
Sundays and Public Holidays: 9.00 to 6.00
Tel: +356 21583755
We can only compare the Piscopo garden centre in Malta against UK garden
centres which is rather unfair. But it certainly supplies everything a
gardener would need. The plants looked healthy and most importantly well
watered. The staff were extremely helpful and spoke English as well as
If you are in Malta, we would thoroughly recommend a
visit to the Piscopo garden centre, if only for novelty value.
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