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Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando

Orlando, FL
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Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, Orlando FL

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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 wonderful in summer when the tropical plants look lush and happy, twisty their way around tree trunks and by little streams. The rose garden is sweet, 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. In winter the gardens don't look very spectacular. 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, lush tropical plants, and ginger. And in fall, check out the floss silk tree, helconia, and bottlebrush tree in bloom.
After your walk, have a French baguette sandwich at Cafe 906 in the Lake Baldwin Park area. It's lovely to sit outside under the palm trees by the lake. It is an eight minute drive to the east.
While in downtown Orlando, don't miss Lake Eola Park, with its gorgeous views and animals.

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Yellow and black striped caterpillar in the butterfly garden.
Yellow and black striped caterpillar in the butterfly garden.
Cocoon!
Cocoon!
Bubbling fountain in rose garden.
Bubbling fountain in rose garden.
Fountain and wonderful trees behind.
Fountain and wonderful trees behind.
Kids running on the lawn.
Kids running on the lawn.
Tropical plants and stream.
Tropical plants and stream.
Visitors enjoy the rose garden with its Spanish fountain.
Visitors enjoy the rose garden with its Spanish fountain.
Bench under Spanish moss.
Bench under Spanish moss.
Long view.
Long view.
Trees silhouetted against the sky.
Trees silhouetted against the sky.
Gazebo.
Gazebo.
Very Southern-looking tree.
Very Southern-looking tree.
Plant in a box hanging from a tree.
Plant in a box hanging from a tree.
The lovely white house and tree with Spanish moss.
The lovely white house and tree with Spanish moss.
The lake.
The lake.
I love Spanish moss!
I love Spanish moss!
Fairy door special exhibit September 2018.
Fairy door special exhibit September 2018.
Find all the fairy doors in the garden! September 2018.
Find all the fairy doors in the garden! September 2018.
Musical fairy door.
Musical fairy door.
Tropical vines and Spanish moss.
Tropical vines and Spanish moss.
Purple tropical flowers.
Purple tropical flowers.
Lookout over the lake.
Lookout over the lake.
Amazing tropical trees.
Amazing tropical trees.
Looking up at the palms.
Looking up at the palms.
Fairy door, 2019.
Fairy door, 2019.
Mushrooms and moss.
Mushrooms and moss.
Fairy door and tropical leaves, 2019.
Fairy door and tropical leaves, 2019.
Lizard on white post.
Lizard on white post.
I love this swirly heart-shaped leaf.
I love this swirly heart-shaped leaf.
The rose garden, in September.
The rose garden, in September.
Bottle brush.
Bottle brush.
Orange pickers sculpture.
Orange pickers sculpture.
What a gorgeous plant!
What a gorgeous plant!
Fern leaf fairy door, 2019.
Fern leaf fairy door, 2019.
Castle fairy doors on a thick tree limb, 2019 special exhibit.
Castle fairy doors on a thick tree limb, 2019 special exhibit.
Castle tower and fairy windows, 2019.
Castle tower and fairy windows, 2019.
Topiary, banana trees, and visitors in the distance.
Topiary, banana trees, and visitors in the distance.
Banana tree with fruit.
Banana tree with fruit.
Papaya tree.
Papaya tree.
Fairy door with clump of grass.
Fairy door with clump of grass.
Lush tropical area.
Lush tropical area.
What a beautiful, tropical place. Come in summer!
What a beautiful, tropical place. Come in summer!
Lilac-colored flower.
Lilac-colored flower.
Palm frond.
Palm frond.
Pink flower in the tropical section.
Pink flower in the tropical section.
Fairy door with wave and shell.
Fairy door with wave and shell.
Stream in the tropical area.
Stream in the tropical area.
I love this walkway with palm fronds and banana leaves.
I love this walkway with palm fronds and banana leaves.
Colorful spot in the garden.
Colorful spot in the garden.
   

Directions

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 4:30pm. Closed Dec 25.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 4-17, and free for children aged 3 and under.

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