The Gaia Foundation, Elysium Visitor Centre & Tree Nursery located near Golden Bay Beach.
The Gaia Foundation is a non-profit NGO working in the fields of coastal zone management, the restoration of habitats and the promotion of holistic living.
Project Gaia is about the integrated management of specially protected coastal areas in the Maltese Islands. In this context, the Gaia Foundation manages the Għajn Tuffieħa area in Malta and Ramla Bay in Gozo. As Natura 2000 sites they form part of the Natura 2000 European network of protected areas.
Other projects run by the Gaia Foundation include the Elysium project which focuses on biodiversity, the propagation of trees and shrubs that are native to the Maltese Islands as well as on the ecological restoration of degraded habitats. This project is centred around Gaia’s tree and plant nursery, in which some very rare species are grown from seed or cutting. Plants and trees can be purchased for moderate prices. Trees can also be adopted here.
The Elysium Centre can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 2 pm.