Set at an altitude of 1.400 metres above sea level, the Troodos Botanic Garden is comprised of an extensive Botanic Garden that presents the flora of the mountain range, along with a Herbarium.
Open since 2010, the garden is located in a ‘Natura 2000’ protected area, near the abandoned asbestos mine in the Troodos National Forest Park, near the Karvounas – Troodos Road, and next to its sister site of the Troodos Geopark. It forms an important restoration part of the mine.
The garden is one of three botanic gardens on the island [the other two being Athalassa in Lefkosia (Nicosia) and Akamas in the Pafos (Paphos) region]. Species in the park include 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.
Region: Troodos area [Lemesos (Limassol) district]
Address: Karvounas – Troodos Road
Contact No.: Tel.: +357 25 550 092, Fax: +357 25 550 092
Operating Hours: April – September, Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 14:00 / weekends and Public Holidays of October 01 & 28 / December 24: 10:00 – 16:00
July 20 – August 20, Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 14:00 / weekends: 09:30 – 17:00
October – January, Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 14:00 / Sundays: 10:30 – 15:00.
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox) and select Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Free
Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
Courtesy of the CTO