The date for this event will be adjusted.... we will adjust the date to coincide with the first flush of blooms for the rose garden. You will walk through the huge assortment of blooms and simply continuously utter the words Wow! Wow! Wow! We hope that you will be able to attend this fantastic venue. In addition to the large rose garden, the gardens encompass 50 lush acres!!!
Welcome to beautiful Leu Gardens!
Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from Downtown Orlando. 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. The gardens and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane.
Leu Gardens is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day, closed December 25. Last admission is at 4:30 p.m. Daytime garden admission includes the gardens and Leu House Museum. The gardens are self-guided. A map may be obtained at the Garden House Welcome Center. The Leu House Museum, a historical home, offers 30-minute guided tours on the hour and half-hour starting at 10:00 a.m. with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. For the enjoyment of all our guests: alcohol, pets, bicycles, picnics, recreational activities and blankets are not permitted.
Adult Admission - $10
Parking is Free!
Visiting members from American Horticultural Society receive free admission to Harry P. Leu Gardens. These benefits are extended to members on the membership card. Valid membership card and Photo I.D. are required. This means that if you have an annual membership to Bok Tower Gardens, Sunken Gardens or Marie Selby Gardens, etc., you will be admitted to this garden for free!!!
Personal Photography/Video Use
Visitors are permitted to take photographs and videos of the gardens for personal use only. Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. Portrait photography is permitted with paid daytime admission during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., only one camera bag and tripod allowed in, no props and no dressing rooms. Due to special events held in the gardens, the gardens may close early, please check Visitor Information for hours of operation. Due to rentals in the gardens, please check in at the admissions desk to see which areas will not be accessible during your visit.
We will enter the gardens - you will then be on your own to explore and photograph to your heart's content - then we will meet for lunch at a nearby establishment. Of course, we are always available to assist you with your settings.
Link to images from 2015: http://www.meetup.com/St-Petersburg-Photography-Group/photos/26911419/
Note: Organizer/Leader and The ST. Petersburg Photography Meetup Group are not responsible or liable for accidents/injuries. Participants assume all risks on Meetups.
Camellia Blossom taken 4/15/16