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Harry P. Leu Gardens

1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
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Ranked #17 of 112 activities in Orlando
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Each garden in this 50-acre botanical oasis just minutes from downtown Orlando is designed to inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants.
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Columbus, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It would have been a fantastic visit in cooler weather. We went first thing in the morning and it was steamy by the time we left. There is one small indoor building to tour (and cool off in). On the plus side, we saw many unusual plants are were pleased to see an abundance of signage so we weren't always... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was a Nice place to visit. But I was expecting more.most of the things in the Garden I have seen before. Overall it was okay

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Polk City, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After having the dissapoiment of driving 45 minutes to see a movie that was already sold out, my family decided to try the Harry Leu Gardens. I didn't know what to expect but I have to say that I was blown away of the beauty of this place. To say it have thousands of different plants, trees, roses, etc would... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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347 attraction reviews
2,053 helpful votes 2,053 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the type of garden I have been looking for in the Orlando area to visit. There is so much plant variety, and you will find much to please your plant palette! Very nice paved walkways, a few dirt, many lighted. Benches everywhere, trash receptacles where needed. The gardens are kept immaculate and are well laid out. This is... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife is the garden enthusiast in the family, but I enjoyed our visit to the Leu Gardens. We visited when the camelias were starting to bloom, and the collection is quite impressive. The property covers a large area and we spent a couple of hours wandering through the paths. The rose garden is a highlight, although it was not... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You would be amazed at what they can grow in the center of Orlando. The garden has improved since my last visit years ago.

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Hartford, Vermont
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Leu Garden is a lovely way to spend an afternoon and an antidote to touristy Orlando. There are just over 3 miles of paths, the plants are signed, and the gardens are varied -- the white garden and butterfly gardens were favorites. The rose garden was being set for a wedding and despite the heat, it was obvious why... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My sister, who lives in the Orlando area, was married at the Harry P. Leu Gardens in June 2014. My family comes from Missouri, and we all have some amateur gardening aptitude, so we have some familiarity with botanical gardens. Leu Gardens was beyond anything I could have anticipated or expected. As a Midwesterner, I have no experience with citrus... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

With years of success it is unfortunate to see a large decline in quality of management. Employees and volunteers alike are poorly treated and overworked. With many of the plant societies that tended and donated to the gardens for decades, now treated no better than those who would rent the overpriced facilities . Great plants , bad management.

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Preston, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We got married here in September and it was perfect! The staff were all very helpful and everything went to plan! The rose garden in particular made for some great pictures! Would definitely visit again if we were in the area.

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