Monday, October 13, 2014

Florida Day Trips: Leu Gardens

One of the perks of living in Central Florida is the doable-day-trip proximity of so many fun things to do.  About an hour away from my house is one of these great options, the Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida.  I got to visit for the first time not too long ago and I was super surprised to find this 50 acre garden oasis right in the heart of Orlando.

Leu House Museum, a historic turn-of-the-century house
Leu Gardens include a visitor center and gift shop, The Leu House Museum, Art at Leu Gardens (sculptures throughout the Gardens), a gazebo, a graveyard, a cottage, and, of course, acres of gardens, including citrus, herbs, roses, bamboo, oak trees, magnolias, and lots of lots of camellias.

Leu Gardens is only $10 for adults, $3 for kids in Grades K- 12, and free for children 4 and younger.  It's a great affordable day activity to get outside and walk, enjoy nature, and take a break from the frantic pace of Orlando.

Leu Gardens is located at 1290 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803.  They are open everyday from 9 AM- 5 PM, every day except December 25.  See their website for upcoming special events!

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  1. Thanks for this post! I wouldn't have thought it would be a good place for kids, but at that price it's worth a try!

  2. Thanks Karissa! The place is so big, I think they'd probably have fun running around and exploring :)