Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando
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Harry P. Leu Gardens surrounds a lovely historical house on a lake. It's tranquil to sit on the lawn by the house and enjoy the cool breezes off the lake. A walk around the gardens is pleasant. The rose garden is nicest, with its centre fountain and little bubbling fountain at the end. Kids like to wonder around this area.
There are several themed gardens like the butterfly garden where we saw a beautiful cocoon and stripey caterpillar. I visited in winter and the gardens weren't looking very spectacular. Other seasons might be better. The prize features during winter are the camellias and azaleas. In spring, the roses fully bloom and there are also trumpet trees and gardenias in bloom. In summer, enjoy the crepe myrtles, bird of paradise, and ginger. And in fall, check out the floss silk tree, helconia, and bottlebrush tree in bloom.
While in Orlando, check out the fun Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum.
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Harry P. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando 32803, call (407) 246-2620.
Open daily 9-5. Last admission to the garden is at 4pm. Tours of the house 10-3:30.
Closed Dec 25.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.