Fairy Festival 2017

The 3rd Fairy Folk Fest in Cyprus was held at Cyherbia in Avgorou, on April the 29th & 30th in 2017.

Visitors and staff dressed up as their favourite fairytale character and experienced a day of adventure and enchantment in the natural surroundings of the botanical park.

Games and activities in the Herb gardens, Labyrinth and Enchanted Forest for all the family included:
A Pirate Treasure Hunt in the Maze, finding the Rainbow Fairies in the herb gardens, Dreams Come True in the Dreamcatcher forest, Ring Tilting, a Steampunk Teapot race, Maypole dancing and Storytelling with the Forest Fairy in both English and Greek.

We held a best costume prize for adults and children too! The event´s photos below can also be found HERE

 

 

Lavender Festival 2017

The 6th Annual Lavender Festival will again be held at Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou, from the 10th until the 25th of June. The only place in Cyprus with specially landscaped lavender gardens, a new lavender labyrinth for meditation walks, a distillation room where daily extraction of lavender essential oil will take place, and many other unique features for all the family, such as the maze, the woodland walk around Cyprus, and the fairy village.
 

During the lavender festival you can:

*Enjoy our lavender gardens in full bloom

*Witness the extraction of Lavender essential oil

*Take part in lavender craft workshops for all ages

*Join the fragrant processing of lavender

*Enjoy a cooking demonstration with lavender

*Go on a meditation walk in the lavender Labyrinth

*Book a professional photoshoot in the lavender gardens with our resident photographer, for

yourself or your family

*Taste free lavender cake, sorbet, liqueur and ice tea

Kids activities include a treasure hunt and lavender crafts

A unique experience for all the family to enjoy.

Entrance including lavender ice tea only 5 euro p.p. Children 3 euros.

From June 10th – 25th.

Open daily 9:00- 20:00

Schedule:

Essential oil extraction with presentation on the benefits of lavender, every day 12:00

Creative workshops: make a lavender wand or lavender doll and kids crafts Saturday 10th, 17th, 24th

at 11:00 and 16:00 Sunday 11th, 18th, 25th at 11:00 and 16:00. No booking required.

Cooking with lavender demonstration Sunday 11th, 18th 15:00 No booking required.

Lavender and sage smudge sticks workshop Sunday 11th, and 25th 14:00 Call 99915443 to book

Labyrinth workshop with Susan Rudd Sunday the 18th

Kids treasure hunt available every day all day

Photoshoot upon appointment. Call Melina Tringis 99401503

3rd Fairy Folk Fest 29th & 30th April, 2017!

Faeries, goblins, princes and princesses, knights, pixies and pirates, gather round!

The 3rd Fairy Folk Fest in Cyprus will be held again at Cyherbia in Avgorou, on April the 29th & 30th

2017.

Dress up as your favourite fairytale character and experience a day of adventure and enchantment, in the natural surroundings of the botanical park. Games and activities in the Herb gardens, Labyrinth and Enchanted Forest for all the family include:

A Pirate Treasure Hunt in the Maze, find the Rainbow Fairies in the herb gardens, Dreams Come True in the Dreamcatcher forest, Ring Tilting, a Steampunk Teapot race, Maypole dancing and Storytelling with the Forest Fairy in English and Greek.

All activities will be ongoing from 9.30 am till 6 pm.

Storytelling times: English: 11.00, 13:30, 16:00 Greek: 12:00, 14:30, 17:00

Entrance 6 euros p.p. adults and children. Ages 3 and under free.

There will be prizes for best costume, both for children and adults.

Information: tel. 99915443, www.cyherbia.com, www.facebook.com/cyherbia

Egg Ηunt in the Maze – Easter Monday &Tuesday

On Easter Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 until 18:00,once again hundreds of Easter eggs will have found themselves hidden in the Maze at Cyherbia in Avgorou. Can you help to find them?
Also, Easter I Spy game in the Herb Garden, find the nests in the Woodland and have you seen the hidden bunnies?

Other games include Egg & Spoon Race, Sack Race and Tug of War. The games are ongoing all day, last admission 4 pm.
Entrance including all games and a cup of herbal (ice) tea is 5 euros for adults, 3 euros for children 5-12. Ages 4 and under free.
* Kids clubs and schools can book a separate day for the Egg hunt during the Easter holidays. Call 99915443 for more info. Cyherbia will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Halloween at Cyherbia

 

Halloween at Cyherbia

 

The biggest and most popular family Halloween event in Cyprus will again take place at Cyherbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth in Avgorou on Saturday the 29th and 30th of October 2016, with games, challenges and activities for all ages from 3 till 99. This Halloween we will enter the frightening world of classic fairytales.

Find the seven dwarves in the herb gardens but watch out for the wicked witch! Mission in the Maze: Can you take the biscuits to grandma and outsmart the big bad wolf?

Who is that nice old lady giving out sweets in the Forest, and is that cottage really made out cake and candy?

Interactive storytelling in English and Greek, at 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00.

 

Teenagers and adults will enjoy testing their knowledge of classic horror characters in the Freaky Forest, but watch out! Is that a giant spider in there in that bush?

Also, apple bobbing, a broomstick race, I-Spy in the Haunted Herb Garden,lucky dip and facepainting. Best costume competition both for adults and children.

Activities will be ongoing all day from 9.30 am till 5 pm on both days.

Entrance for both adults and children is 6 euros, including a cup of witch’s brew and a gift for each child. Under 3’s free.

Cyherbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth is situated just outside Avgorou, towards Ormidia. For directions, check the Directions page.

 

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On Saturday the 22nd of October you can carve your own pumpkin at Cyherbia! Cost incl. all materials 10 euros. No entrance fees.

Workshop times: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00

Book your place, stating the time slot of your choosing by phone 99915443, email cyherbia@gmail.com or messagewww.facebook.com/cyherbia.

Lavender Festival 2016

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The 5th Annual Lavender Festival
will again be held at Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou!

The only place in Cyprus with specially landscaped lavender gardens, a new lavender labyrinth for meditation walks, a distillation room where daily extraction of lavender essential oil will take place, and many other unique features for all the family, such as the maze, the woodland walk around Cyprus, and the fairy villages.

During the lavender festival you can:
*Enjoy our lavender gardens in full bloom
*Witness the extraction of Lavender essential oil
*Take part in lavender craft workshops for all ages
*Join the fragrant processing of lavender
*Go on a meditation walk in the lavender Labyrinth
*Book a professional photoshoot in the lavender gardens with our resident photographer, for yourself or your family
*Taste lavender shortbread, sorbet, liqueur and tea to taste
A unique experience for all the family to enjoy.

The full program of activities will be published soon.
Entrance including lavender ice tea only €5  p.p. Children €3.
From June 11th – 26th.
Open daily 9:30- 19:00

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Egg Hunt and Games!

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It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of Easter eggs have found themselves hidden in the Maze. Can you help to find them? Also, Easter I Spy game in the Herb Garden, find the nests in the Woodland and have you seen the hidden bunnies?
Other games include Egg & Spoon Race, Sack Race and Tug of War. Games are ongoing all day, last admission 4 pm.
When: Holy Saturday and Easter Monday (April 30th & May 2nd) from 9:30 till 18:00. Easter Sunday the park will be closed.
Entrance including all games and herbal (ice) tea is 5 euros adults, 3 euros kids 3-14. Under 3’s free.

Fairy Folk Fest 2016

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Second Fairy Folk Fest at Cyherbia, Avgorou, March 26 & 27

Faeries, goblins, princes and princesses, knights, pixies and pirates, gather round! The 2nd Fairy Folk Fest in Cyprus will be held again at Cyherbia in Avgorou, on March the 26th & 27th.

Dress up as your favourite fairytale character and experience a day of adventure and enchantment in the natural surroundings of the botanical park.

Games and activities in the Herbarium, Labyrinth and Enchanted Forest for all the family include: discover the magical realms of Faerie, outwit the Goblins in the maze,  fight a duel with our Knight, find the Wishing Gems, encounter the Oracle, interactive storytelling with the Woodland Faerie, and much more!

All activities will be ongoing from 9.30 am till 6 pm. Storytelling times are 11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30 so make sure you catch one of these times. Entrance 6 euros p.p. with a gift for each child and a free cup of fairy tea. Under 3’s free. Last admission 4 pm.

There will be prizes for best costume, both for children and adults.

Information: www.cyherbia.com, tel. 99915443

Cyherbia is located off the Ormidia-Avgorou road.

Wild Edible Greens Seminar Weekend

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On Saturday and Sunday the 20th & 21st, we will host a free seminar on the wild edible greens of Cyprus.

White mustard plant, stinging nettle, mallow, asparagus, spinach and chard.. the fields are an organic vegetable market this time of year where everything’s free! Each one is a powerhouse of health, containing numerous vitamins, minerals and nutrients and they are really delicious to eat. In the old days Cypriots used to go out into the fields and collect these plants. Most of them were eaten boiled, with a dressing of olive oil and lemon, but there are many other ways to enjoy the wild greens of Cyprus.  At 12 noon on both days you can join us on a tour of the gardens, off the beaten path, to find wild greens, learn to identify them and learn about their numerous health benefits. Handouts will be given with information on identification, nutritional value and how to cook them.
Not to be missed is our nettle and wild greens soup with garlic bread, which is a nutritious superfood and really delicious too.

Normal entrance fees to the park apply, 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children, including herbal tea.

Crystal Healing & Numerology Weekend

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On Saturday the 23rd of January from 11 am till 2 pm you can learn about the healing powers of crystals and how they can enrich your physical and spiritual health. Benny Vervliet is a renowned expert who teaches the secrets of crystal healing with much humour and spiritual insight. This workshop is interactive so your participation means you get many questions answered!
On Sunday the 24th of January from 11 am till 2 pm Benny will teach about the hidden meaning of numbers. Each number has a related cosmic vibration. The sum of the numbers in your birth date and the sum of value derived from the letters in the name provide an interrelation of vibrations. These numbers show a great deal about character, purpose in life, what motivates, and where talents may lie.
Interested? Sign up via fb message or phone 99915443
Cost of each workshop incl. entrance to Cyherbia park and a cup of herbal tea 20 euros for each session.