Τα άγρια χόρτα της κύπρου – Wild greens of Cyprus

**ENGLISH TEXT FOLLOWS** Ένα πρακτικό εργαστήριο για την ταυτοποίηση, την συλλογή και τις χρήσεις των άγριων χόρτων της Κύπρου, το Σάββατο 10 Φεβρουαρίου στα ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ και τη Κυριακή 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2018 στα ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ, από τις 12:00 μέχρι τις 13:30, στο οποίο θα μάθετε πως να ταυτοποιήσετε και να συλλέξετε τα άγρια χόρτα και πώς να τα μαγειρέψετε. *Δοκιμάστε πίττες και άλλα εδέσματα με χόρτα.
* Η βοτανολόγος Μιράντα Τριγγή θα μας μιλήσει για τα πολλά οφέλη των χόρτων για την υγεία μας.
* Θα πάρετε e-book με όλες τις πληροφορίες.
Η συμμετοχή στο εργαστήριο είναι δωρεάν, ισχύουν οι κανονικές τιμές εισόδου στο βοτανικό παρκο: 5 ευρώ για ενήλικες, 3 ευρώ τα παιδιά, κάτω των 3ων ετών δωρεάν.
Επίσης μαζί με την οικογένεια σας μπορείτε να απολαύσετε την πρόκληση του Λαβύρινθού: ποιός θα βρει πρώτος την έξοδο; Περίπατος στους βοτανόκηπους και στον Γύρω της Κύπρου στο δάσος, με ψυχαγωγικές και εκπαιδευτικές δραστηριότητες για τα παιδιά. Η καφετέρια μας προσφέρει υγειινά μικρογεύματα, τσάι και καφέ και στο κατάστημα μας θα βρείτε πλούσια γκάμα από βοτανικά προϊόντα δικής μας παραγωγής.

**ENGLISH**
Cyherbia will host a FREE practical workshop about the wild edible greens of Cyprus, which are growing in abundance all over the island this time of year, on Saturday 10/2 in ENGLISH and Sunday 11/2/2018 in GREEK, from 12:00 till 13:30, where you will:
* Receive information on their health benefits
* Learn how to identify, prepare and cook the various greens in our practical workshop
* Taste some baked goodies made with wild herbs
* Receive an ebook with all the information and Cyherbia’s own original recipes with wild greens to try at home
Normal entrance fees apply: 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children. Under 5’s free.
Also, whilst you are at Cyherbia, the Maze challenges you and your family to find the way out, as well as the 7 hidden birds! The herb gardens and Woodland Walk around Cyprus are open and offer you a relaxing aromatic walk in their natural surroundings. New educational activities are available for kids.
In the tea room you can enjoy our herbal teas, coffee and healthy lunches, whilst the herb shop offers a rich selection of herbal products made at Cyherbia.

Christmas Event 16th & 17th December

Get into the Christmas spirit at Cyherbia’s magical Christmas on December 16th &17th from 10 till 5, with a treasure hunt in the maze, activities in Santa’s workshop and Christmas crafts. Can you help the elves in Santa’s workshop assemble the toys in time for Christmas? Find the hidden treasure in the maze and get a gift. Also, fun crafts for kids and adults in the cozy tea room where you can make your own ornaments and decorations. Enjoy our warming winter tea, mulled wine and baked goodies, and choose your aromatic Christmas gifts and stocking fillers in the herb shop. Entrance 5 euros for adults, 3 euros for children, including activities, tea and a small gift for each child. Under 3’s free. Crafts 2 euros each. All activities will be ongoing throughout the day. No booking required.

 

HALLOWEEN 28-29 Oct, 2017!

The biggest and most popular family Halloween event in Cyprus will again take place at Cyherbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth in Avgorou on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October 2017, with games, challenges and activities for all ages from 3 till 99. This Halloween we will enter the magical world of Oz. Follow the yellow brick road and join in on an adventure with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Can you outsmart the Wicked Witch of the East and find the key to Oz? Activities will be ongoing all day from 9.30 am till 5 pm on both days. Last entrance at 15:30.
Interactive storytelling in English at 11:30 and 14:30 and in Greek at 13:00 and 16:00
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.
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.
Pumpkin Carving
On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of October you can carve your own pumpkin at Cyherbia!
Cost per pumpkin incl. all materials 10 euros.
Free entrance to the park for all the family on these dates.
Workshop times: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
Book your place, stating the day and time slot of your choosing by phone 99915443, email cyherbia@gmail.com or messagewww.facebook.com/cyherbia.

 

Reconnect with Nature & Smudge stick making workshop

Join us in an adventure of exploring the cleansing and purifying properties of plants during our Reconnect with Nature workshop.

We will start at 2:30 pm with a guided plant walk in the herb gardens, led by herbalist Miranda Tringis. You will learn about the symbolism and qualities of different local herbs and plants and then make your own smudge stick with the herbs of your choice. This workshop will be led by Melina Tringis.

After the tea break at around 4 pm we will go on a plant walk in the woodland and connect with the special energies of trees. A guided meditation under the pine trees will follow.

The Back to Nature workshop will be held in English only.
Cost for the entire afternoon including materials, tea and cake is 20 euros per person. Entrance to the park is included in the above prices. Pre-booking is required, simply book your place by sending an email to cyherbia@gmail.com.

 

Lemon Verbena Days

Lemon Verbena Weekend 16th and 17th of September at Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou.
On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of September, starting at 11:30 herbalist Miranda Tringis will give a free informative talk on the benefits and uses of Lemon Verbena as a tea, culinary herb, essential oil and medicine.
Straight after, our kitchen fairy Vikki will show you how to make lemon verbena cookies, followed by a demonstration by our cosmetics fairy Polina, who will teach you how to make your own fizzy bath bombs with lemon verbena oil.
All visitors will have the chance to taste FREE lemon verbena ice tea, cake, cookies, even lemon verbena soup! Handouts with recipes will be given out to take home with you.
Normal entrance fees apply, no extra charges.
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6th Annual 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, 25th, at 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

Schedule of workshops and demonstrations:

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.

Cost: lavender wand 8 euros, lavender broom 7 euros, lavender doll 6 euros, lavender play dough 2

euros

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

Lavender and sage smudge sticks workshop Sunday 11th, and 18th at 14:00, Wednesday the 14th at

16:00. Cost of workshop including all materials 8 euros. Call 99915443 to book your place.

Labyrinth workshop with Susan Rudd Sunday the 18th

This workshop will include:

Information on the spiritual meaning of the labyrinth and how to use the labyrinth.

Setting our intention for the journey into the labyrinth

Our Souls Purpose

Purifying with the Violet Flame

Activation of the 12 Strands of DNA to access deeper wisdom

Walk the labyrinth ceremony and meditation

Meditation to send out World Peace.

Closing celebration

Workshop facilitated by Susan Rudd

Included in the fee:

Entrance to Cyherbia and the labyrinth, herbal tea, cold buffet vegetarian lunch

Fee: €49.**Booking is essential** To Book:

Contact Susan on 97648218, private message or email spiritandsole@hotmail.com

Kids treasure hunt available every day all day

Photoshoot upon appointment. Call Melina Tringis 99401503

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.