Valletta Green Festival
Each year, the Valletta Green Festival transforms one of the largest open urban spaces in Valletta, Pjazza San Ġorġ, with its colourful signature feature – a huge floral carpet composed of some 150,000 potted plants. A yearly programme of family-friendly activities happening in the capital city and other localities have established this much-loved weekend-long festival as a fun and accessible platform for initiatives promoting environmental consciousness on the Maltese Islands.
2020 - The Bee
Lisa Marie Kähler, the designer of last year’s infiorata designed a variety of elements which represent our environment, including local flora and fauna with the main design element being a large bee. This design aspires to encourage people to become aware of issues which threaten biodiversity, and to act to maintain a healthy ecosystem. Here you can see the drawn design in one of the sketches.
2021 - The Turtle
This year’s infiorata in St George’s Square is designed by local artist
Zack Ritchie and features a colourful turtle inspired by this year’s European Green Week theme, ‘Zero Pollution’. The proposed idea is to have something that attracts attention and is associated with the environment. Something that the Maltese have a soft spot for.
People empathise and feel for animals. Here in Malta we care for and protect the birth and growth of sea turtles. Turtles have become a key figure associated with the environment. Displaying a vibrant Mosaic turtle will solidify and remind us of the beauty and happiness we feel when caring for a healthy environment.
The main infiorata installation in St George’s Square, synonymous with the Valletta Green Festival, can be seen from your living room thanks to a webcam providing a view of the square.
Tune in online at any time between the 7th and 11th of May to experience it!