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The Argotti Botanic Gardens at Floriana forms part of the University of Malta and their development as a botanic garden dates back to the early 19th century when the first Chair of Natural History was established. Argotti started of as a private garden of Bailiff Ignatius de Argote y Guzman in the 1740's and still has several original architectural features dating back to this period including the unique Nympheum and the Summer Villa.

At present Argotti is part of the Faculty of Science at the University of Malta that maintains the national herbarium and the living collection of predominantly Mediterranean type plants. It is also involved in teaching and research activities within the Department of Biology of which it forms part. Research projects focus on plant concentration, ecology and bioactive plants extracts. It is also involved in several EU-funded projects. Additionally, the gardens serve as an open classroom for primary and secondary school children of various ages who are invited to attend guided tours and activities tailored to the students' age and educational level. Furthermore, the gardens are open to local and foreign visitors and group tours are organised upon request

To access Argotti's Website, please follow this link

Last Updated: 21 November 2014

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