History Classes

Harry P. Leu Gardens offers a wide array of classes for horticulture, landscaping, fine arts, and specialties all year round for children and adults. Please call the Education Department 407.246.3621 or email for further information.

Registration is available at  or by calling Linda Schmidt at 407.246.3621. Registration forms may be submitted via fax at 407.246.2849 or email to Pre-registration and pre-payment, recommended for all classes and required for classes as noted, must be completed by 5:00 pm the last weekday before the class. Walk-ins may be permitted in certain classes as also noted, but must first pay at the front desk. Evening walk-ins must pay by check or credit card.

Participants must withdraw from classes at least five days prior to the start of class in order to receive a full refund or credit. If we must cancel a class, we will make every effort to inform you prior to the class time, and you will receive a full refund or credit.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to FNGLA Certified Professionals upon request.

Only those who pay for the class will be permitted in the classroom. Childcare services are not provided.

“Traveling” Through Time

Saturday, April 5
10:00 am-11:30 am

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

From dugout canoe to Dragon capsule. From horse and buggy to horseless carriage. From two feet to two wings. From trail to six-lane highway. From the fabled cow jumping over the moon to Astronauts landing on the moon. This seminar traces the progress in Central Florida transportation from Frontier times until today.

Location: Palm Room

Walk-ins if space available

Instructor: Herb Piper

Leu House through the Years

Saturday, May 31

2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Fee: $14 (Members $8)

This power point presentation by Al Pfeiffer offers a look at a timeline (by decade) of events that happened historically just prior to the building of what would become the Leu House Museum (1850) to the present. Included is information about the occupants and the changes they made to the house and how the gardens have grown from one couples’ dream to the public garden it is today. The lecture will end with a guided tour of the cemetery and museum.

Location: Orchid Room, Cemetery, & Leu House

Walk-ins if space available


Instructor: Albert Pfeiffer