Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cyherbia Gardens

The Cyherbia Organic Herb Garden (also known as Cyherbia Organic Herbs of Cyprus) is located in Avgorou Village, which is near Ayia Napa within the Famagusta district of Cyprus.
 


The Cyherbia Gardens opened in April 2012, and this site currently features a Hedge Maze, Woodland Walk, Herb Garden, Tea Room, Gift Shop, etc.

According to the website, "At Cyherbia you can let sight and smell take you into the wonderful world of herbs in their natural environment, enjoy a cup of herbal tea especially brewed for you, custom-made to meet your needs.  We have a selection of pure essential oils of the highest quality, potpourri which will make your house smell just like our garden, and of course dried herbs which can be used as tea and in cooking."

 









One of the main attractions is the Hedge Maze (also known as the Cyprus Maze).  In 2004, they built the first and only Maize Maze in Cyprus.  Due to water restrictions, Cyherbia replaced that maze with a new Hedge Maze

The Hedge Maze is unique to Cyprus.  There's a platform that provides an elevated view of the entertaining maze.











The Woodland Walk (also known as the Sanctuary Woodland) includes a pathway throughout another area that allows visitors to "walk around the entire island of Cyprus," particularly the main coastal cities.  The trees and pathway are designed in the shape of the island, and there are signs indicating the cities throughout the pathway.

According to the website, "The walk guides you around the island of Cyprus...visit Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Protaras, and Kyrenia, all in a single short walk."







The Herb Garden is divided into nine different little gardens with various themes, such as the bath garden, medicinal garden, aromatic garden, pest control garden, ladies garden, relaxation garden, potpourri garden, kitchen garden, and traditional garden.

According to the Cyherbia Herb Gardens' brochure, "The herbs in the traditional Cyprus garden showcase some of the herbs which are found most widely in Cyprus, both cultivated and in the wild all over the island."  At the site, there are brochures available with more details regarding the Herb Gardens.





The Tea Room and Gift Shop provide a variety of herbal-based items, such as herbal teas, culinary herbs, essential oils, herbal olive oil, aloe vera face and body products, etc.  According to the Cyherbia website, the herbs are "all organically grown and all indigenous to Cyprus."

Also, the entrance fee includes a free glass of herbal tea at the Tea Room.
   




The Cyherbia Garden is a pleasant place to explore for a few hours, particularly for families and those interested in herbs and nature.


Site: Cyherbia Organic Herb Gardens. 

Category: Nature and Activity. 

Location: Ormidia Road in Avgorou Village, within the Famagusta district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 99915443. 

Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday to Friday.  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.  Closed on Monday and Tuesday. 

Entrance Fee: €5,00 for adults, €3,00 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under age 5.

Date of Visit: 2014.


NOTE: Exploring Cyprus received two free entrance tickets courtesy of Cyherbia Gardens, yet the views and opinions expressed in this post represent those of the bloggers.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like definitely a place to visit!

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    1. It's a lovely site. Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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  2. I had no idea this place existed. I added it in my to visit list :)

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