Leu Gardens


The Garden

Welcome to beautiful Leu Gardens. Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from downtown Orlando. Each garden is designed specifically to further our mission: inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants. The Leu House Museum located in the heart of the gardens reveals turn-of-the century living for the families who once called this home.

Leu Gardens demonstrates plant materials suitable for cultivation in USDA Zone 9b. The climate of Central Florida permits Leu Gardens to grow and enjoy a wide array of temperate and tropical plants.

Leu Gardens teems with vigor and beauty, regardless of the season. Discover palms, cycads and flowering trees. Enjoy azaleas, vines, bromeliads, and tropical philodendrons. Appreciate the sight of familiar annual flowers and the beauty of roses and camellias. Stroll under the awe-inspiring branches of camphor trees, elms and oaks.

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The Gardener

The gardens and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane.


Garden Details

1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, Florida 32803, USA
Contact Person
Tracy Micciche Events & Marketing
Leu Gardens is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day, closed December 25. Last admission is at 4:30 p.m.
Closing Early: Leu Gardens will be closing early on the following dates:
Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with last admission at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with last admission at 2:00 p.m.
The Leu House Museum, located in the gardens, is open for tours on the hour and half hour starting at 10 a.m. with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. The Leu House Museum is closed the month of July due to restoration.
Garden Size
Welcome to beautiful Leu Gardens. Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from downtown Orlando.
Leu Members Free
Adult $10
Child $3 Grades K-12
Children 4 and younger Free
Daytime garden admission includes the gardens and Leu House Museum. Special rates are available for groups and schools, see details under group tours.
For the enjoyment of all our guests: alcohol, pets, bicycles, picnics, recreational activities, and blankets are not permitted. Picnics, blankets, and alcohol are permitted for special evening events.
Wheelchair Access
Harry P. Leu Gardens is handicap accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs are available in the Garden House Welcome Center on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wheelchairs cannot be reserved.
Dogs Allowed
Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted in Leu Gardens.
Children Allowed
Harry P. Leu Gardens offers a wide array of classes for horticulture, landscaping, fine arts, and specialties all year round for children and adults.
Children's Classes and Camps
Gardening and Landscaping Classes
Nature Classes
History Classes
Botanical Arts
Botanical Crafts and Flower Arranging Classes
Wellness and Fitness Classes
Cooking and Nutrition Classes
Photography Classes
Plants/Other Sales
We believe in sharing our plant collections when possible. Any cuttings and/or collecting seeds are by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment by calling the Horticulture Department at 407.246.3620.
Guided Tours
10 people or more: $12 per person.
Minimum group size 10 people.
Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance by calling the Education Department 407.246.3621 or email linda.schmidt@cityoforlando.net, please have date of tour and number of people in the group.
Our guided tours are led by trained docents. There are two types of guided group tours:
Gardens only (approximately 1.5 hours)
Gardens and Leu House Museum (approximately 2 hours)
Other Facilities
Garden House Welcome Center is the grand entrance to Leu Gardens overlooking Lake Rowena. Room rental is available for business meetings, cultural events, education seminars, receptions, banquets and retreats.