Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando

4.6
#4 of 26 in Parks in Orlando
Home to several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, Harry P. Leu Gardens also lays claim to almost 20.3 hectares (50 acres) of warm-weather gardens. You can visit the gardens and wander among the lush greenery, discovering azaleas, citrus trees, hibiscus, vegetables, and more spread out over a multitude of different exhibits and themed areas. Keep an eye out for some of the centuries-old oak trees on the grounds. Stop by the on-site museum in the former house of the garden's founders, the Leus, and join a guided tour. You'll find a showcase of the life and times of the Leus dating from around the turn of the 20th century. Be sure to check the gardens' schedule for information on special events, showings, and activities. Plan to visit Harry P. Leu Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Orlando attractions using our Orlando online itinerary planner .
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  • Took my 6 year old. We go each summer when they have their free day. I believe they do it one day a month. This year they have an Enchanted Fairy Doors event. We had a blast trying to find the 15 fair...  more »
  • Stopped here after being a bit disappointed with the Mead Gardens a few miles away. We were delighted with the gardens. We spent about 4 hours just walking through the gardens and about 30 minutes in ...  more »
  • Walking around and seeing all the native Florida plants and flowers is a treat for anyone looking to do something different in Orlando. Make sure you check out their bamboo clumps, they are huge and o...  more »
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  • Very clean and very pretty. Although there is an entrance fee of $10 for one person, parking is free and the grounds are beautiful. The main entrance building is a gorgeous mansion converted into a public building with public restrooms available. Scattered throughout the park are a variety of intricate LEGO® sculptures themed to their location in the park, along with signs detailing them with information such as how long they took to build, how many bricks were used, and other interesting facts. The park's beauty is unparalleled by similar parks in the area. Different arrays of roses, flowering shrubs, and towering trees dominate the area from the parking lot to the lake front. This location also features movie nights on everybody often, so if you are visiting, ask for more information about such, as they have been know to play movies such as 'The Force Awakens' and 'Chicken Run'. In all, it was a lovely experience.
  • If you're a local, do yourself a favor and get an annual membership. It won't cost you much more than what a one day visit would cost and you will be able to come back as many times as you like for the whole year. The gardens are beautiful and have plants that put on a flowery display at different times of the year. Obviously Spring is the best time, but not for the roses. The large rose garden is usually pruned in Spring, so not the best time to visit the roses. The Leu House has tours every half hour during the day. You can do the tour many different times and find out different things. There is a lot of history here, and each tour guide gives you their favorite parts (at least that's how it seems to me). If they gave you the whole history at every tour, they wouldn't be able to do the tours every half hour. Weddings are held in many different parts of the gardens. Photographers of all kinds love to take advantage of the picturesque setting. With all of this, the nice thing is that is never really crowded except on the free weekend in Spring when they have free admission paired with a plant sale. A few other things to note, there is a gift shop, a gallery of art on the walls of the hallway of the main entrance building, classes, movie nights, and probably lots more things I still don't know about. This is the most affordable annual pass in Orlando and even better, no blackout dates!
  • Leu Gardens is one the prettiest places in Downtown Orlando! It's a wonderful place to run away too. If, your tried the fast paced world we live in this place is for you! A Great place to sit back and watch the world go by! Everyone should get s little "Green Peace" when ever they can.
  • This place is so beautiful. The gardens were much larger and with much more diversity in plant life than I expected. Every area is perfectly maintained, and I can't imagine the amount of effort that goes into doing so. It's the perfect place to spend a peaceful afternoon strolling around.
  • Super amazing and beautiful garden!! The LEGO Art was wonderful! I would post those photos but I rather have you go there and check it out yourself! However, at the shop, I wanted to see the rings but the lady was having a serious attitude problem. When she asked what size I was, I didn’t know and she scoffed and said that she can’t help. So I had to asked what size do they range from... and then I said I wanted the smaller size since I have small fingers and went from there. During the checkout, tossed the ring onto the counter and ask for the payment. At first, I didn’t want to buy it because of her attitude.... but my bf insisted on buying it for me. They really need to train their employees. At least the ring was cute. Don’t let that stop you from going to see the garden itself. A cute date idea ~

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