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Harry P. Leu Gardens

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Visit Florida/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
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Photograph: Courtesy Visit Florida/Willie J. Allen Jr.Harry P. Leu Gardens
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Photograph: Courtesy Visit Florida/Willie J. Allen Jr.Harry P. Leu Gardens

Open daily from 9am to 5pm, the Harry P. Leu Gardens are a welcome calm among the storm of Orlando’s more high-octane sights and sounds. A botanical paradise just minutes from downtown, they were founded in the 1930s by local industrialist Mr. Leu, who would travel the world, bringing rare plants and seeds back for his blossoming project. The tropical and semi-tropical gardens unfold across a rolling 50 acres of landscaped grounds and streams, with meandering trails shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. Don’t miss the stunning Tropical Stream Garden and the Leu House Museum, and after you’re done exploring, enjoy a picnic lunch on the patio of the Garden House.

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Harry P. Leu Gardens says
Discover centuries old majestic oaks cascading over winding pathways leading to a wonderful botanical oasis just minutes from downtown Orlando. Among one of the south’s outstanding camellia collection sits Florida’s largest formal rose garden. Experience paradise by strolling through the tropical stream garden with gingers, cycads, and the largest banana collection in the United States. Encounter a kaleidoscope of colors any time of the year in the color and butterfly gardens. Go back in time to old Florida by visiting the Leu House Museum, a late nineteenth century home listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in the heart of the gardens.
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By: Jonathan Thompson

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Venue name: Harry P. Leu Gardens
Contact:
Address: 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando
32803
Opening hours: Daily 9am–5pm
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