o Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens offers nearly fifty acres of peaceful grounds for visitors to enjoy "Old Florida" at a leisurly pace. Guests may stroll along meandering paths shaded by ancient oaks and forest of camellias and later take a guided tour of the Leu House museum, a restored nineteenth century farmhouse.

Harry P. Leu Gardens is home to the largest camellia collection in eastern North America. Nestled under the towering oak trees, Mr. Leus's collection consists of over 2,000 specimens of camellia species and cultivars. Camellias are at their peak between October and March.

The rose garden, the largest formal rose garden in Florida, is one of the more popular areas of the garden and displays over 1200 roses of nearly 250 varieties.

Other collections include one of the South's largest cold hardy palm collections, a xerophyte garden, a white garden, a floral clock, a wonderful collecion of cold-hardy cycads, an herb and butterfly garden, and a spectacular annual display. In the educational facility, called "Garden House," you'll find light snacks, a gardeding library and a well-stocked gift shop.

If you are planning to visit Central Florida, your trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to the beautiful Leu Gardens, just minutes from I-4 and the theme parks.

For further information call (407) 246-2620 or visit our website at: http://www.ci.orlando.fl.us/departments/leu_gardens

This is one of the many gardens featured in The Edens of Florida, the first comprehensive guide to Florida's gardens, preserves, and nature centers.

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