Orlando State Parks: Leu Gardens Orlando

Leu Gardens Orlando
Located North East Of Downtown Orlando

Harry P. Leu Gardens can provide you & the family a relaxing morning or afternoon out away from all the tourist traps. The gardens are located north east of downtown Orlando. There's 50 acres of Botanical gardens to explore including a historic museum house built in the 1880s which was sold to Harry P. Leu & his wife in 1936.

harry-p-leu-gardens-orlando-floridaOnce all plants had been established in the gardens they decided to share their passion for gardening by opening up the area to the general public.

Such was the success and popularity of Leu Gardens, that in 1961 Harry P.Leu deeded his house and its grounds to the City of Orlando, provided they be maintained as Botanical Gardens for the public to enjoy.

Leu Gardens Orlando is now on the National Register of Historic Places and has become a popular venue in Orlando.

What The Gardens Have To Offer:

  • 1,000 species of roses in the largest rose garden in Florida

  • Three miles of paved walkways through lush tropical landscape including themed gardens such as the Tropical Stream Garden, the Vegetable and Herb garden, Rose Garden and Butterfly Garden.

  • Orlando gardens with views of Lake Rowena, where you can see alligators soaking up the sun (from a safe distance of course!)

  • One of the largest camellia collections in the USA

  • On-site historic museum house built in the 1880s.

Opening Times & Admission Fees:

  • Gardens open 9am - 5 pm everyday except Christmas Day.

  • No guests will be admitted to the Garden after 4:00 pm.

  • Leu House Museum open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm with tours every thirty minutes on the hour and half hour. Last tour at 3:30 pm. Closed all July!

  • $7.00 adults - $2.00 children. Free admission on the first Monday of every month from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with last admittance at 4 pm.

  • No pets allowed in the Gardens.


Harry P. Leu Gardens

1920 N. Forest Ave.

Orlando, FL 32803-1537


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