With a view to historical continuity, as part of the FAI intervention, new plants were grown in the Kolymbetra gardens and the species that originally grew there were replanted.
Today, the Kolymbetra Garden is rich in varied vegetation that makes it a magical place, pleasant to walk in but also to dive into the past and history of the place.
The highest parts of the valley are home to the typical plants of the Maquis shrubland: myrtle, mastic, broom, dwarf palm and many more. Their delicious scents sweeten the surrounding air and give wonderful colourful compositions inspired by Sicily’s warmth.
Towards the bottom of the small valley, on the other hand, where the water from the feaci irrigation systems arrives, there are poplars and salt cedars, as well as a wonderful citrus grove with different varieties of mandarins, oranges and lemons. The garden is also full of typical species such as prickly pear, almond, mulberry, carob and giant Saracen olive trees .
In another area there is a garden for the seasonal cultivation of aubergines, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes and courgettes.