The extensive Troodos Botanical Garden is situated at an altitude of 1.400 metres above sea level, in the “natura 2000” protected area near the abandoned asbestos mine in the Troodos national forest park.
The garden is open since 2010 and it presents the flora of the mountain range, along with a Herbarium. It is one of three botanic gardens on the island and it includes common, rare and endangered flora, with the garden split into thematic sections of: Endemic Plants, Riverine Vegetation, Arboretum, and Aromatic and Traditional Garden Plants.
The presented exhibits include: a garden diagram; a short documentary on the flora of the Troodos mountain range; image representation of the vertical distribution of Troodos vegetation; an electronic database of Cypriot flora; an electronic presentation on the flora of the different seasons, and a history of the Amiantos mine and its restoration through photographic documentation.Visitors can also study fresh and dry plants in detail through the use of stereoscopes.
A garden for every childhood, an enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever before.