Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida

Leu Gardens. 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, Florida
Leu Gardens
Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Christmas)

This post was originally shared on July 5, 2018. I have updated it with current information. Photos were taken over several seasons.

The next time you visit Central Florida and the Orlando area, take a day to visit beautiful Leu Gardens.  The gardens are an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from Downtown Orlando. Each garden is designed specifically to further the mission: inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants. The garden and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane.  Admission is a reasonable $15 for adults, $10 for children 4 – 17, and free for children 3 and under. You can purchase admission tickets online. The following first Mondays will be Free Admission days at Leu Gardens:  July 4, 2022 – August 1, 2022 – September 5, 2022 – October 3, 2022.

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Windowsill Herb Garden

Make a little herb garden and grow fresh herbs on the windowsill through the winter or all year-long.  It’s easy to get started. A sunny windowsill is all you need to bring fresh basil, dill, rosemary, thyme and other herbs to your table.   Keep them happy all season so you can use them for cocktails, cooking, baking and more.  Have an herb garden outside? Move them inside but remember they will be in shock at the move and need to adjust. Move first to part shade. Then inside. Start new plants from plants, cuttings, or seed. Choose your small pots and start them on your window sill.  Individual pots with drainage and a saucer allow you to give the plant individual care. If you want a longer tray, try to use plants with similar growth needs.

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