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.

Halloween 2015

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The biggest and most popular family Halloween event in Cyprus will again take place at the herb gardens and maze in Avgorou on Saturday the 31st of October and Sunday the 1st of November, with games, challenges and activities for all ages from 3 till 99.

Can you help Dr. Frankinsect find the magic formula to shrink all the creepy crawlies back to normal size? Clues to the formula are hidden in the Magic Maze…

CSI: Older children and adults will enjoy solving some unfortunate murders 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.

Activities will be ongoing all day from 9.30 am till 6 pm on both days.

Entrance for both adults and children is 5 euros, including a cup of witch’s brew and a small prize for each child. Under 3’s free.

Cyherbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth is situated just outside Avgorou, towards Ormidia. For directions, click here.

   

  Pumpkin Carving

On Wednesday the 28th of October    from 3 till 6 pm you can carve your own pumpkin at Cyherbia! Cost incl. all materials €10. No entrance fees.

Book your place by phone 99915443 or message  www.facebook.com/cyherbia.

 

June in the herb garden: Lavender Festival June 20th – 30th

It’s June, the best time of year in the herb garden. Everything is flowering, all herbs now need our attention. We are doing daily extractions of essential oil of Oregano, which is Nature’s most powerful antibiotic, an oil no home should be without! Marjoram, thyme, yarrow, hyssop, geranium, lemon balm, mountain tea, cardoon and chaste tree are all at their peak. This season the gardens make the most spectacular backdrop for photos, and the aromas are overwhelming as you stroll through the various areas.

June is also the month of our annual Lavender Festival. This year will mark the fourth lavender festival held in Cyprus, it has become a local tradition enjoyed by many visitors, both locals and  tourists. This year the Festival will be held from the 20th until the 30th of June. During the festival visitors will be able to learn about the many uses and benefits of lavender, both of the dried flowers and the essential oil. People can witness the extraction of lavender oil, take part in the processing of dried lavender and be immersed in the wonderful aroma and colour of what is known as the queen of herbs.

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There will be lavender crafts for adults and children, you can taste sweet and savoury delights made with lavender, lavender sorbet and ice cream and lavender ice tea. There will also be guided mindfulness meditation sessions (dates and times to be announced). For children we always have educational activities and discoveries throughout the park.

The Fairy Village is a new feature in the Woodland area, and well worth a visit.

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See you soon at Cyherbia!

Upcoming events at Cyherbia: Fairy Folk Fest

It’s May, the month where everything bursts into flower! Our fragrant roses, sage, oregano and thyme are all displaying their splendour and spreading their wonderful aroma. This month you can witness almost daily extractions of essential oil. We’ll be distilling thyme, oregano, lemon balm and sage.

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At the end of the month, on Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st, Cyherbia will host the first ever Fairy Folk Fest! This promises to be a weekend of adventure and enchantment for all the family. Parents and children are invited to get in touch with nature and its spirit creatures, to let their imagination run wild and experience a beautiful and memorable adventure.

We encourage you to dress up as your favourite fairytale character, you can be whoever or whatever you want to be in Fairyland! Knights, princes, princesses, fairies and goblins, pixies and mermaids, wizards and wanderers…. At the Fairy Folk Fest we celebrate the world of magic and wonder, of stories older than time and creatures many have heard of but few have seen..

The Fairy Folk Fest is all about connecting with nature and nurturing your own creativity and imagination, both for adults and children. Activities include: Finding the herb fairies, I spy Fairy, an exciting Treasure Hunt in the Maze, archery, discovering the Fairy Village in the Enchanted Forest, and on top of all that, our Magic Fairy will take you on our special Herbarium Quest of discovery, magic, storytelling and surprises.

The activities are suitable for children as young as 3 and as old as 99. Parents are encouraged to experience the magic along with their children. On both days there will be prizes for best costume, both for adults and children.

Entrance is 5 euros per person, under 3’s free.

Activities and games are ongoing from 9.30 till 6, the Herbarium Quest with the Magic Fairy will take place 3 times a day, at 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm.

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In June, the Lavender Season starts! Cyherbia will host the 4th annual Lavender Festival, from the 20th until the 30th of June. There will be daily extractions of lavender essential oil, lavender crafts and activities. More information will follow.

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