“If one thinks of horticulture in Malta one’s thoughts immediately turn to the island’s leading horticulturalist Peter Calamatta. Peter practices his expertise not only as a profession but more so as a vocation. The love, commitment and dedication conveyed by him to this discipline is momentous. Peter firmly believes that as a horticulturalist he is a creative artist working with the rich natural palette of trees, plants and flowers spread out on what he terms as a ‘living canvas’.
– Prof. Richard England
Architect, Artist and Visiting Professor at the University of Malta
“Where gardening is concerned Peter Calamatta has become a household name, having been associated with gardening and landscaping for some fifty years and has done much to promote a philosophy of greening in a country which had resigned to its aridity. Mr. Calamatta’s book will fill a void and that is hoped that it will inspire more people to participate in the improvement of our environment particularly where human hand has mutilated it.”
– Prof. Edwin Lanfranco
Botanist and Visiting Professor at the University of Malta
“It was in 1993 that in my capacity as the Chairman of the Malta International Airport (MIA), I had asked Peter Calamatta to transform the new airport terminal grounds into the established and lush gardens that they are today. Besides being a close friend, I always knew Peter as a man of vision and he has made me feel proud to have been associated with a project which has become Malta’s first and lasting impression to all those visiting our islands.”
– Nick de Giorgio