Gardens & Parks

Imagine yourself surrounded by thousands of plants, exploring 80 acres of botanical gardens. No this is not Disney world-- These are the local gardens and parks in Orlando! Central Florida features come of the most remarkable gardens and parks ideal for the whole family. Explore the native green spaces and cultivated botanical gardens in the Orlando area and learn a thing or two about the local flora!

Arboretum, University of Central Florida

Arboretum, University of Central Florida

An arboretum and botanical garden covering 80 acres (32 hectares), containing more than 600 species of plants (including more than 100 bromeliads) in cultivated gardens. Its cultivated areas currently include a Conservatory Compound, a Bromeliad Sanctuary, Cycad Garden, Fern Garden, Palm Collection, Rose Garden, Swamp Habitat, and Wetland Plants Display. Free.
Phone: 407-823-3146
Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Beautiful landscaped gardens and lakes set in nearly 50 acres of land, featuring flora gathered from around the globe since 1936, including the largest rose garden in Florida and America`s largest camellia collection outside of California. The Leu House, Harry P. Leu`s former home set within the grounds and dating back to the 1880`s, has tours every 30 minutes around its museum illustrating Florida living at the turn of the 20th century (closed during July). You can get married in various places in the gardens and there are special events held throughout the year. 9AM-5PM daily except Christmas Day. Last garden admission at 4PM. Admission $7 (free every Monday 9AM-noon).
Phone: 407-246-2620
Historic Bok Tower Gardens

Historic Bok Tower Gardens

The Bok Tower Gardens feature acres of intricately landscaped gardens filled with an exotic array of flowers and trees. The gardens are home to a colony of wood ducks and many other wild birds. In the middle of the gardens sits the Bok Tower, with its 60-bell carillon playing music daily at 3PM. 8AM-6PM daily with last admission at 5PM. Visitor Center 9AM-5PM daily. Admission $10.
Phone: 863 676-1408