Public Gardens Photo Tours forum: Leu Gardens - Orlando, FL

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Name: Vi
Mid GA (Zone 8a)
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violabird
Nov 28, 2011 12:10 AM CST
Actually the Harry P. Leu Gardens, a must see for the tropicals. I went in 2004 and it was so hot I didn't get many photos, hope someone else can contribute!

This Garden is mainly known for: America's third largest Camellia collection, Three acres of idea gardens for weekend projects, The largest formal rose garden in Florida, Two acre Tropical Stream Garden, Palm, bamboo and cycad gardens



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Name: Vi
Mid GA (Zone 8a)
Crazy for scented plants
Charter ATP Member Region: Georgia Dog Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Butterflies Ponds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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violabird
Nov 28, 2011 12:11 AM CST
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Name: Vi
Mid GA (Zone 8a)
Crazy for scented plants
Charter ATP Member Region: Georgia Dog Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Butterflies Ponds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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violabird
Nov 28, 2011 12:15 AM CST
I don't know if I am allowed to publish their map, but I wish I had seen it before I planned my trip!

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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Nov 28, 2011 11:41 AM CST

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Thanks for sharing, I have been down there many years ago.

How are the walkways for a wheelchair? Pushing my DM's chair can be a pain in the ____!!!
Would like to return, it is with in a day trip for us.
Name: Vi
Mid GA (Zone 8a)
Crazy for scented plants
Charter ATP Member Region: Georgia Dog Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Butterflies Ponds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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violabird
Nov 28, 2011 12:54 PM CST
When I was there, we took my Mom in a wheelchair. She mainly wanted to see the rose garden. The ground was relatively flat but some of the gravel paths did deter us from venturing too far, especially in the heat. Hopefully someone will come along with an update.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Dec 11, 2011 3:34 PM CST

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I will let you know ir we go. If we do it will probable be in March or April or May
Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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ApopkaJohn
Feb 9, 2012 6:40 PM CST
When you go, take the guided tour of the mansion. Many interesting historical aspects of why Mr. Leu started and expanded the property. There are also clubs, conventions, workshops, and weddings to participate, so check their calendar. I have pics, but sorry they are archived from several years back.

http://www.leugardens.org/

Gardens FREE both days
Saturday, March 17
Sunday, March 18



Annual Plant Sale**************************************

Saturday, March 17
Sunday, March 18
Gardens FREE both days

Bring a wagon or plant cart for your purchases!

Saturday, March 17
· Members Only 8:00 – 9:00 am
· Gardens open to the public 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
· Plants & Garden Accessories On Sale

Sunday, March 18
· Gardens open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
· Plants & Garden Accessories On Sale

Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Feb 12, 2012 6:08 AM CST

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thank you
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 12, 2012 6:22 AM CST
Ooh I love a plant sale!!!
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Mar 9, 2012 8:30 PM CST

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I agree
Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Mar 18, 2012 6:10 PM CST
We visited the annual plant sale / free day that was yesterday and today. Admission was free but had to park several blocks away in the residential neighborhood, because their regular parking filled-up with dealers and members. Nice selection of collector plants, including many local orchid growers. I splurged and paid $10 for a 1 gallon hybrid lousiana iris.
In the garden area, all the camelias and azaleas were completely bare of blooms, because of the early spring we have had. Many of the trees and bushes are rare unusual species collected from around the world.

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