Harry P Leu GardensCurrently Closed
Established in 1961, Harry P. Leu Gardens offers visitors a nature’s escape with 50-acre gardens replete with winding pathways through over 40 different plant collections, including a butterfly garden and Florida's largest rose garden. Inside these vast gardens, there is a Leu House Museum, which preserves the history of the families who once lived here. The gardens and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane. You can explore the gardens on your own but it is a good idea to take up a guided tour to the museum to understand its historicity.
- Visitors are permitted to take photographs and videos of the gardens for personal use. Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes.
- Harry P. Leu Gardens is handicap accessible.
- Child (Grades K–12): $3.00
- Adult: $10
- Children (4 and younger): Free
- Following are free admission days in 2016: May 2, 2016 June 6, 2016 July 4, 2016 August 1, 2016 September 5, 2016.
- Free Admission days are not offered in February, March or April 2016.
- Last admission is at 4:30 pm.
- Early Closing Dates: Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 3:00 pm with last admission at 2:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 3:00 pm with last admission at 2:30 pm Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 3:00 pm with last admission at 2:30 pm. The Leu House Museum is closed the month of July due for restoration and will be closed January 5th for removal of holiday decorations. It will reopen for tours at 12:00 pm on January 6.
- The Leu House Museum, a historical home, offers 30-minute guided tours on the hour and half-hour starting at 10:00 am with the last tour at 3:30 p.m.
- By Bus: Corrine Dr and Maplwood Dr station
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8.57% of people who visit Orlando include Harry P Leu Gardens in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
72.09% of people start their Harry P Leu Gardens visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Harry P Leu Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Harry P Leu Gardens
Beautiful gardens! Loved the fairy door exhibit! Was fun for both adults and children of all ages!! They also do several events here in the gardens. Great place to walk around and explore. Well maintained and clean facility.
On a day off from work we decided to explore our city. The gardens were such an amazing option to visit. The lay out is ample...wear comfortable shoes and take a water bottle. It was a warm day but a lot to see. The gardens allow for a leisure walk and an hour went by so fast. We hadn’t even gotten through half of it. We took our time but it was beautiful. We plan to go back again soon. Much more prepared for the walk. There are plenty of restrooms through out the garden and there is plenty of bench seating if you are visiting with children or elderly for frequent breaks. I highly recommend a visit.
My husband and I love coming and walking around. We even brought our one month old. It’s beautiful and we always seem to see something we haven’t before. Also they do a movie night every month that we just love! We went every month until recently having a baby. But it is very family friendly! Love peak season pops who is usually at the movie night selling delicious popsicles!
Beautiful Place the weather was great for a Wedding.The staff was terrific. I had fallen a couple days before braking my pelvis. A gentleman working there kept up with our group whenever we needed to move to different areas he was there with golf cart to drive me there. Did this for the whole wedding and even took me to our cars when it was time to leave.This meant so much to us my daughter could enjoy her wedding without worrying about her mother and how i was getting around.
No one else has mentioned all of the yearly events that make this place vital to the Orlando lifestyle! First, the spring plant sale brings vendors from around Florida into the gardens for a weekend in the spring to give everyone a chance to add that special featured plant or tree to their garden....maybe a tropical, or fruit tree, or flowering tree... Second, movie nights! Showing movies outside in nice weather with people allowed to bring in picnic style foods and beverages...some go all out with chairs and tables...others, a blanket and bottle of wine... Third, jazz stroll and other music events. Live music in 3 areas of the gardens to suit your personal taste and assure you have a great listening spot. Again, you can bring your own food or buy from local vendors in for the occasion. Last, classes are available here for incredibly cheap prices. Instructors are experts in their subject matter.