Saturday, October 4, 2014

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Located in Orlando, Florida, the Harry P. Leu Gardens contain fifty acres of ancient oak trees, camellias, and giant camphors.  In fact, it has the largest camellia collection and formal rose garden in the southern United States. The gardens were donated to the city of Orlando in 1961 by Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane. There is also an herb garden, butterfly garden, palm garden, and bamboo garden on the grounds.

The gardens are open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except on December 25th, when the gardens are closed.

Cost of admission, which includes a tour of the Leu House Museum, is $10.00 for adults, and $3.00 for children.


  1. You introduce us to the most beautiful little known (it seems) gems. Thank you, Sherry.

  2. camellias are always a brightener. Lovely

  3. had no idea this was in orlando

    1. Usually we think of Orlando as Disney country, but there are lot's of little things to see, if you know where to look.

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    1. It's pretty, but so bad for the trees. I used to live in Florida, and we had lots of problems with it.

  5. To think that I could have gone there instead of being dragged around DisneyWorld by my kids!
    (Listening to Joni Mitchell's version of Suzanne)
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  6. Hi Sherry - there's lots to see in the Gardens ... amazing couple .. cheers Hilary