The Chinese Garden of Serenity (Ġnien is-Serenità) is a public Chinese garden in Santa Luċija, Malta. Construction of the Garden of Serenity began in September 1996 as a gift to Malta from the People’s Republic of China. Alfred Sant, Malta’s Prime Minister at the time, opened it on July 7, 1997. It is maintained by the Local Council of Santa Lucija. Two stone lions – one masculine and one feminine – guard the main entrance to the inner gardens. The lions might be from the poem “Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den”. There are statues to the Maltese prehistoric Goddess (or Fat Lady as she is known) and other gifts from countries like Slovakia.
The Independence Gardens are a space of greenery (which you don’t find as much as in the past) in Sliema. They also include a playground with swings for young children. It is located in the central part of Sliema near Tower Road and the seafront promenade. In the past, it was just a field and later was converted into a garden back in 1990. It is very close to Sliema beach.