Harry P. Leu Gardens

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Facility:Harry P. Leu Gardens
Description:Harry P. Leu Gardens features 3 miles of paved scenic walkways that take you through 50 acres of southern styled gardens. They also have a house museum dating from teh 1880's. Classes and symposia on landscaping, horticulture, fine arts, crafts and children's classes are available with pre-registration. Click on the Education tab on the website for more info.
Address 1:1920 N. Forest Ave.
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Zip Code:32803-1537
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Hours:Gardens open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas day. Last Garden admission at 4:00 pm.

Leu House Museum tours from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every 30 minutes. The Leu House Museum is closed for repairs and inventory in July.
Admission:Cost of Admission is only $7.00 for adults and $2.00 for children grades(K-12). Free admission (excluding tour groups) on on the first Monday of every month 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Telephone:(407) 246-2620
Carolyn H., Co-op Member
I put 5 stars because this is a beautiful place to visit, with well-labeled plants and trees, winding pathways through tropical gardens, a rose garden, and part of the Leu Gardens runs along a lake where you can stop and rest to enjoy to beauty. There is a white garden but that only flourishes when those flowers are in bloom, and that is gorgeous.

There is plenty of parking and there is a free day every month, if you're trying to save some $. But it doesn't cost that much, compared to other activities that charge money, and it's a great way to get your kids outside, and also a nice place to have a nature class, and conclude with a picnic. They give you a map when you arrive, and you will use this quite a lot since it is easy to get lost here.

On property, there is also an old house, one of the oldest in Orlando, that has been preserved. Leu Gardens offers free tours of the house, once belonging to one of Orlando's earliest citizens, at specific times, so it's good to check their website for times.

Because it is Florida, it can get very hot, especially from late April or May through September. Certain gardens and flowers bloom at certain times of the year, like the white garden, so if you don't want to miss that, it's good to call and get that information. Always bring water!

The Leu Gardens building has bathrooms, and a gift shop, and rooms for renting (like a wedding) that have beautiful views. Leu Gardens also offers classes to children and adults, and offers reading-time to young children on specified days.
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