Roam fields of lavender at this festival

The 8th Lavender Festival in Cyprus will be held at the Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou, from Saturday June 8 until June 23, where guests will be able to explore the park, and take part in fun activities involving the plant.

Cyherbia is the only place in Cyprus with specially landscaped lavender gardens, a lavender labyrinth for meditation walks, and a distillation room where 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.

A celebration of the most aromatic of all herbs, the Lavender Festival is the absolute highlight of the herbal calendar. Lavandula Angustifolia, or English lavender, only blooms once a year, in June and July. This species is widely used in essential oil production, in perfumery, in medicine, for culinary use and as tea.

During the lavender festival you can:

* Witness the extraction of Lavender essential oil

* Listen to informative talks on lavender’s many benefits, in English, Greek and Russian

* Take part in lavender craft workshops for all ages

* Join the fragrant processing of lavender

* Sign up for a cosmetics making workshop with lavender

* join in a guided meditation walk in the lavender Labyrinth

* Taste free lavender cookie, sorbet and ice tea, and get recipes

Kids activities include a treasure hunt and lavender crafts

A unique experience for all the family to enjoy.

Entrance to Cyherbia Botanical Park 5 euro p.p. Children 3 euros.

From June 8th – 23rd 2019.

Open daily 9:00- 20:00

Schedule of activities:

*Essential oil extraction with presentation on the benefits of lavender

Saturday 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 12:00

Sunday 9th, 16th, and 23d at 12:00

*Creative workshops: make a lavender wand, window hanger, dreamcatcher or decoupage objects as well as kids crafts:

Saturday 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 11:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:00

Sunday 9th, 16th, and 23d from 11:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:00.

No booking required. Prices differ per item.

*Guided meditation walk in the lavender labyrinth

Wednesday 12th at 16.30 in Russian, at 17:15 in English, at 18:00 in Greek.

Wednesday 19th at 16.30 in Russian, at 17:15 in English, at 18:00 in Greek.

*Make your own cosmetics with lavender workshop: face and body scrub, bath tea, hair rinse, aromatherapy blend

Wednesday 12th at 3:30 pm. Teaching in English and Greek.

Wednesday 19th at 3:30 pm. Teaching in English and Greek.

Price €30. Call 0035799915443 to book your place.

*Kids treasure hunt in the maze and other educational activities in the park, every day all day.

Cyherbia is situated off the Ormidia- Avgorou Road, exit 63 off A3 highway.

Fancy a dreamy photoshoot in the lavender garden? Book your photoshoot with photographer Melina early! All packages include props and lavender lemonade! Space to change outfits is also provided at Cyherbia. Call 99401503 for bookings and pricing.

If you are a photographer looking to book a photo session, then contact the park via email or telephone.

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