Gardens

Howard Gardens

Fronting Mdina there is Howard Gardens, which runs along the landward fortifications. This Garden was named after the first Prime Minister of Malta, Sir Joseph Howard. The main part of the garden skirts the line of the ditch of Mdina and it is the most spacious. There are two monuments within this section, and one of them is commemorating Dr Paul Xuereb, a politician and for some time, an Agent President of Malta. This is the work of the local sculptor, Anton Agius. Towards the end of the garden, facing Mtarfa, one can look over the archaeological remains Melite, the Roman city. In another section of the garden there is a medieval column surmounted by a capital and a cross. It is believed that this indicates the location of the previous Augustinian church.​