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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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.

Keeping Cool in the Heat of Summer

Many of you may be on holiday or have just come back, and for those of us who live on the island, the summer can seem endless at times. We put ourselves into a lower gear, spend lots of time at the beach or in a pool and stay out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day.

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Eating cooling foods such as salads, watermelon or cold soups also help the body cope with the heat, as does herbal ice tea. You have to try it to really appreciate just how much a herbal tea cools you down, but once you do, you’re likely to prefer this healthy drink over anything fizzy or sugary!

This summer I made a new ultra-cooling and constitution-moistening blend of herbs and flowers which effectively cools the body, is relaxing, light, digestive and very tasty! It consists of mulberry leaf, hibiscus flower, jasmine, passionflower, lemon balm, fennel and lemon verbena. I named the blend Summer Breeze. The unique combination of these herbs makes this an oasis for the body and mind in the midst of heat and heat stress.

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To make ice tea all you need is a little preparation ahead. For a litre of tea use a modest tablespoon of herbs, put these in a teapot or tea press (a cafetiere used only for this purpose is the handiest), add a pinch of stevia leaves or a little honey and leave your tea to infuse until it has cooled down enough to be placed into the fridge. Chill for a few hours and serve with ice cubes.

Ice tea will keep in the fridge for 48 hours maximum.

Stay cool!

By Miranda Tringis, Herbalist.

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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March News

Dear friends,

Spring is upon us and the plants in the botanical park are waking up from their winter slumber. The bay laurels and hawthorn trees are blossoming and the herbs are putting out new growth. We are busy planting our new baby calendula, yarrow and lavender. Spring is our favourite season, the eternal cycle of new life, growth and abundance has started again.

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Αγαπητοί φίλοι
ήρθε η άνοιξη και τα φυτά στο βοτανικό πάρκο ξύπνησαν από την χειμερία νάρκη.
Οι δάφνες και οι μοσφιλιές ανθίζουν και τα βότανα άρχισαν να βάλουν νέους βλαστούς.

Αυτές τις μέρες φυτεύουμε τα νέα μας σπορόφυτα όπως καλεντούλα, αχίλλεια και λεβάντα. Η άνοιξη είναι η αγαπημένη μας εποχή.
Ξεκινάει ο νέος κύκλος της ζωής, της ανάπτυξης και της αφθονίας στην φύση.

 

 

March is also the month in which we are hosting one of our major family events of the year. On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of March the Second Cyprus Fairy Folk Fest will be held. We are very excited about this, as this year’s event will be bigger and with brand new activities.

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Αυτόν τον μήνα διοργανώνουμε μια από τις πιο μεγάλες μας οικογενειακές εκδηλώσεις: το Σάββατο 26 και τη Κυριακή 27 Μαρτίου θα γίνει το Δεύτερο Φεστιβάλ Νεράιδων στο πάρκο μας. Είμαστε πολύ ενθουσιασμένοι γι’ αυτό! Μικροί και μεγάλοι μπορουν να ζήσουν μια μέρα στον κόσμο της φαντασίας και της περιπέτειας.

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Some dates for your diary: On Saturday the 30th of April and Monday the 2nd of May we will hold our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the maze and other fun games.
Are you a teacher or kids club leader? Groups, clubs and schools can book an Easter Egg Hunt any day throughout April. Please contact us for details.

Also, please note that the annual Lavender Fest will take place this year from June 11th till 26th. Our latest feature, a Lavender Labyrinth will be opened during the Fest! Here you will be able to enjoy a relaxing meditation walk brushing against the lavenders..

Όπως κάθε χρόνο έτσι και φέτος διοργανώνουμε το παραδοσιακό Κυνήγι Αυγών στον Λαβύρινθο και άλλα Πασχαλινά παιχνίδια, το Σάββατο 30 Απριλίου και τη Δευτέρα του Πάσχα 2 Μαϊου.
Είστε εκπαιδευτικός ή έχετε παιδική λέσχη ή φροντιστήριο; Για οργανωμένα σύνολα προσφέρουμε Κυνήγι Αυγών καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια του μήνα. Επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας για κρατήσεις.

Τέλος, σας ενημερώνουμε ότι το ετήσιο Φεστιβάλ Λεβάντας θα γίνει για 5η φορά στο βοτανικό πάρκο, από τις 11 μέχρι και τις 26 Ιουνίου. Θα εγκαινιαστεί τότε και ο νεοφυτεμένος Λαβύρινθος από Λεβάντα, όπου θα μπορέσετε να κάνετε ένα χαλαρωτικό περίπατο διαλογισμού ανάμεσα στις αρωματικές λεβάντας…

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We hope to welcome you soon in the herb gardens!
Until then,
Green blessings,

Miranda