Given that every CULTURESCOPE episode comes packed with goodies, each standalone segment merits closer revisiting.
In this video, taken from Season 1, Episode 3 of CULTURESCOPE, founder and host of the popular web series Paul Lambis interviews Miranda Tringis, herbalist and founder of Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou village.
Established in 2012, the family-run park is a wonderful place to visit for a fun day out with the kids, featuring themed organic herb gardens, a forest planted in the shape of the island, a lavender meditation labyrinth and the only hedge maze in Cyprus, complete with 600m of winding paths.
“We’d used herbs for our health and well-being in our family, and we realised the healing power of the herbs of Cyprus – how fantastic they are to really keep you healthy, but also to heal common ailments,” says Tringis, of the motivation to establish CyHerbia.
“So, we said, we have to bring people back to the old ways of turning to nature first for their health.
“I became a herbalist later, after we took this vision seriously, we started creating the park,” she continues. “The park took eight years to to create… after eight years we opened the gates to the first visitors.”
Today, locals, tourists and school-children alike are welcome to spend an enjoyable sojourn at the park, with a special education programme available specifically for kids.
The latter allows youngsters (with their parents in tow) to learn all about the island’s herbs and their healing properties, while exploring the park grounds at their own pace.
“So, they are actively participating in the learning process, which is far more effective than me talking at them,” says Tringis.
More delights await youngsters in the maze, where the idea is to foster the importance of protecting local bird species, while a world of imagination reigns in the woodland fairy village. Meanwhile, during the course of a normal year, four kids’ festivals also take place.
“It’s a unique experience for a child. That really is, I could say, the crown on my work – when I can inspire children to fall in love with nature, and to take the baton later, in conservation,” adds Tringis.
For adults and children alike, workshops featuring yoga and meditation are offered, and there is a tearoom for refreshments, as well as a store where visitors can purchase supplements and essential oils derived from onsite herbs.
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