Cyherbia's Story: How it all began
Cyherbia’s story and how the best botanical park in Cyprus came to life!
Cyherbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth, is a family business which established in 2012. The story behind the vision and motivation of Cyherbia began in 2004, with Adam and Miranda, when their first born Melina, used to get sick a lot as a child. Melina had immune system problems and would get sick more often than usual. By being given prescriptions for various pharmaceutical drugs and antibiotics, she would get many side effects and her immune system weakened even more. By the age of four, due to overmedication, the antibiotics had become ineffective and Melina had no defences left against even the mildest cold or flu.
Until one day, Miranda decided to take an alternative route for Melina’s recovery…
She started adding more and more vegetables and fruit to the child’s diet, as well as giving her daily herbal infusions to re-build the immune system. She started studying more and more about natural and herbal remedies and natural medicine. To her great delight she found that common garden herbs such as sage, peppermint and thyme were able to augment the immune system and directly fight off colds and flu as well. Melina steadily became healthier and stronger and after a year she didn’t need to visit the doctor anymore.
While Miranda’s thirst for studying herbal medicine grew more and more, one day, Adam tagged along with a friend to view a piece of land this friend was interested in buying. The field was in Avgorou village. When they arrived, Adam’s friend decided he didn’t want the piece of land, but Adam liked it and ended up buying the land.
Adam then, had a vision of growing herbs for the family, which led to growing herbs for the public, which led to educating the public about herbal medicine and eventually, his vision became today’s Cyherbia botanical park. Miranda got a degree in herbal medicine, while Adam started designing the park and planting Cypriot and Mediterranean trees and herbs with help of many friends. Each plant he saw as his child, nurturing them and taking care of them in all adverse circumstance. After 7 years of blood, sweat and tears, failures and successes, doubts and hopes, the family opened their creation to the public in September 2012.
Cyherbia's story is still being written
Since that year, Cyherbia has been growing incredibly fast as a business and welcomes locals, tourists and schools to come for a fun and educational trip at the park. There are many annual events that are organized by the team, such as: The Annual Lavender festival in June, the Fairy Festival, and Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween activities, Christmas Crafts, as well as many essential oil distillations, educational seminars and workshops throughout the year.