Valletta Green Festival

April 13, 2018 12:28 pm

Date:            Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May 2018

Time:           09:00 – 20:00

Location:    St George’s Square, Valletta

This year’s Valletta Green Festival is just around the corner!  St George’s Square will once again be transformed into one huge, colourful, floral carpet for this year’s edition which is organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.

BirdLife Malta’s stand at last year’s Valletta Green Festival

As well as the 150,000 potted plants which will cover an area of more than 1,000 square meters and which will be open for the public to walk through, this year’s main attraction will be a green roof garden which will be set up on the Main Guard building in St George’s Square.

BirdLife Malta will be participating again in this festival which has been taking place every year since 2015. Our stand’s theme will be Wildlife Habitats and we will be carrying out a variety of activities all about the amazing places wildlife live! There will be talks, workshops and games suitable for both children and adults. Our LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija project team will also be on hand to deliver an educational workshop about the ocean as a habitat for seabirds.

The festival will take place between Thursday 3rd May and Sunday 6th May from 9am onwards every day till late, but we shall be sharing a stand with other NGOs at the times below:

Thursday 3rd May

12:00 – 16:00

Friday 4th May

16:00 – 20:00

Saturday 5th May

16:00 – 20:00

The Ocean as a Habitat Talk, 17:00 – 18:00

This talk will discuss the ocean as a habitat from the perspective of BirdLife Malta’s LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija project and Sharklab.

The LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija project aims at securing the Maltese Islands for the Yelkouan Shearwater.

Sharklab Malta aims to increase knowledge about elasmobranchs, better conservation and education in Malta and the Mediterranean.

Sunday 6th May

09:00 – 14:30

Planting Workshop, 11:00 – 12:00

Plant flowers with BirdLife Malta and help create essential habitats for insects that rely on pollen to survive.

Together with BirdLife Malta, other NGOs and organisations participating in the exhibition in Pjazza San Ġorġ will include Solar Cinema, Sharklab-Malta, Żibel, The Gaia Foundation, the China Cultural Centre in Malta, Wasteserv Malta, the Environment & Resources Authority (ERA), ELC and Garby & Tidy. There will also be a programme of family-friendly activities running throughout the whole weekend which includes visits to historical sites in the capital city and live entertainment.

We are looking forward to exploring Wildlife Habitats with you!