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Beautiful Leu Gardens - FREE on Monday mornings!
Henry P. Leu Gardens
Looking for a sedate escape from the theme parks? Not far from downtown Orlando, the Henry P. Leu Gardens offers a serene and scenic departure from the typical Orlando vacation. here. Part of Leu Gardens also hugs a section of Lake Rowena, and there is a nice, shady deck next to the main house that provides for a great picnic spot. Leu Gardens normally has an admission charge (I believe it was $7 per adult); however, on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon admission is FREE! The gardens are also available for wedding ceremonies.
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harry p. leu gardens
the harry p. leu gardens is a beautiful oasis near downtown orlando. leu gardens is home to the largest formal rose garden in florida and the largest collection of camellias in the eastern united states. at the gardens there is a 1880 house which has a museum on orlando and orange county history. a very nice and relaxing place to visit in orlando. for times and admission fees see the attached web site.
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Leu Gardens is a botanical garden near downtown Orlando. It is not very large, you can probably walk through it in an hour or so. People tell me they have nice Azaleas and roses, but what do I know about plants....
My parents like this place and go there everytime they visit. Sometimes they have events that draw enough people to take up all of the parking in the entire area, like plant sales, or concerts.
Businessman Harry P. Leu donated his 49-acre estate to the city in the 1960s and created the gardens.
There are $6 guided tours of his house, built in 1888
Admission is free Mondays from 9am to noon.
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