The Harry P. Leu Gardens are 50 acres of beautiful tropical gardens in Orlando, Florida. The gardens have a stunning landscape complete with grounds, lakes and trails surrounded by camellias and 200 year-old oaks. The gardens were owned by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, the couple traveled all over the world and brought back many exotic plants to the gardens, the gardens and the home were donated to the city of Orlando in 1961. Tour the gardens and the historical 19th century Leu house.
Things to Do
- Take a self-guided or guided tour of the gardens, get a map from the Garden house welcome center.
- The camellia walking tours are in-depth 1-hour tour of the Leu Gardens, the camellia walking tours require registration.
- Enjoy watching and exploring a variety of colorful plant collection in the gardens, collection includes arid plants, azalea, bamboo, banana, camellia, roses, conifers, fern, magnolia, ginger and herb collection.
- See a variety of tropical fruits in the fruit garden, trees include avocado, coffee, guava, mango, papaya, peaches, pears and pineapple.
- See Citrus trees in the citrus collection and explore the beautiful butterfly garden.
- Self guided tour of the gardens are offered for the children during the Summer. Guided tours of the Leu house museum are available every day.
- A variety of gardening and fine arts classes are held at the Leu gardens.
- The gift shop sells gardening items, books and gifts suitable for all ages. There is no cafe on site.
Harry P. Leu Gardens Insider Tips
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Enjoy free admission on first Monday of each month.