Back in December 2005 we visited Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando with my parents. It has 50 acres of park to explore. In December we found the roses were in full bloom and both looked and smelled wonderful. Unfortunately, on the day we chose to visit the restored 19th century Leu House was closed, however, usually there are guided tours to view the house every half hour between 10am and 3.30pm.
Fancy trying a different date night? Why not try the outdoor movie – every first Friday of the month from March to November (except July). Gardens open at 6:00 p.m. The films starts at 8:30 p.m. Blankets or chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted.
Since we visited I understand that the Gardens now offer wedding and reception opportunities. During the Christmas period the house is decorated for the holidays. It is a lovely place to visit for an hour or two and although there is no cafe on site, you can take your own lunch or there are many nice eateries in close vicinity.
From I4 take exit 85 to Princeton Street.
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