Tours, Field Trips & Outreach

Tours, Field Trips & Outreach

Harry P. Leu Gardens offers amazing tours designed to enhance your overall experience of the gardens and the Leu House Museum, a restored turn-of-the century home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A variety of tours are offered including: adult self-guided, adult guided and incredible school/scout tours.

Adult Group Reservations
Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance by calling the Education Department at 407.246.3621 or emailing Sandi Linn. Please have date of the tour and number of people in the group. A confirmation and map will be emailed or mailed. Full payment must be made on the day of your tour. Payment may be made with a check, credit card or cash.

Adult Self-Guided Groups
10 people or more: $8 per person

  • Minimum group size 10 people
  • Reservations are required at least one week in advance. To receive a discount, call the Education Department at 407.246.3621 or email sandra.linn@cityoforlando.net. Please have the date of the tour and the number of people in the group.
  • Full payment is due on the day of your tour. Advanced payment is accepted. Payment may be made with a check, credit card or cash.
  • Comfortable shoes and attire are suggested.
  • Free admission for group escort and bus driver
  • Free bus parking

Adult Group Guided Tour
10 people or more: $12 per person

Our guided tours are led by trained docents. There are two types of guided group tours:
1. Gardens only (approximately 1.5 hours)
2. Gardens and Leu House Museum (approximately 2 hours)

  • Minimum group size 10 people.
  • Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance by calling the Education Department at 407.246.3621 or emailing sandra.linn@cityoforlando.net. Please have the date of the tour and the number of people in the group.
  • $25 non-refundable deposit fee is required and will be deducted from your total admission. Payment may be made with a check, credit card or cash. Upon receipt of your deposit, you will receive a confirmation.
  • No other discounts, coupons or Leu Gardens Guest Passes may be used. If your group consists of Leu Gardens members, they must also pay $12 per person due to the special nature of the tour.
  • Comfortable shoes and attire are suggested.
  • Free admission for group escort and bus driver
  • Free bus parking

School and Scout Field Trips
Bring your students to LIFE with a fun and educational field trip to Leu Gardens.  Our outdoor living classroom will stimulate young minds to consider the amazing world of plants, and their interactions with insects and other animals – including us!  Our programs complement the Florida Standards for Life Science.  Reserve early.

Student Guided Tours
Schedule a guided tour with one of our trained Garden Guide docents.  Your group will visit the various gardens to discover how plants adapt to their native biomes.  Our guides have a wealth of information and are always willing to answer questions.  Guided tours are limited to 65 students per day, divided into three groups.  Free bus parking.

  • $4 per student, one free adult for every 7 paid children, additional adults pay $10.00.
    Minimum group size 10

Student Self-Guided Tours
Enjoy the garden on your own self-guided adventure.  Your students can hone their wayfinding skills by following the garden map to explore the winding paths through the gardens. No limit to the number in attendance, however, plan on dividing your students into groups of 25 or less with one adult per seven students.  Free bus parking.

  • $3 for students, one free adult for every 7 paid children, additional adults pay $10.00.
    Minimum group size 10
  • NEW! Invincible Invertebrates Presentation: Enhance your self-guided adventure with a 45-minute Invincible Invertebrates presentation in our classroom before you visit the gardens.  Your students will meet up-close and personal live invertebrates that will help them understand the concepts of pollinators, decomposers, predator/prey adaptations, and life cycles before they venture into the gardens.  This presentation is limited to a maximum of 50 students.  If you have more than 50 students, you may schedule two presentations (one group will visit the gardens first then meet in the classroom at a designated time.)  This is only available for student self-guided tours.  Additional cost is $40.00 for one group, $60.00 for two groups.

Nature Connects® Art with LEGO® Bricks
January 6 – April 22, 2018
The gardens will be transformed with artistry of Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Art with LEGO® Bricks.  This incredible exhibit features many larger-than-life nature sculptures built with over 450,000 bricks!  Imagine a 6 foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower!  This is an amazing opportunity for your students to learn about nature concepts with our trained garden guide docents.  *Student guided tours scheduled during the Nature Connects® Exhibit will focus primarily on the exhibit and the interaction of nature.

Register: to schedule a field trip please complete this form with two date options.  You will receive a confirmation email.  Questions ? please email sandra.linn@cityoforlando.net or call 407.246.3621.  To register for an outreach program please contact Sandi Linn.

NEW! Invincible Invertebrates OUTREACH to your school!
Leu Garden can come to your school with live invertebrates.  This hour long program will challenge your students with a PowerPoint Q and A presentation, as they meet the invertebrates.  Concepts will include pollination, decomposers, predator/prey adaptations, and life cycles. This program is recommended for third grade and above.  Maximum 50 students.  Two programs, back-to-back, may be scheduled.  Please contact Sandi Linn 407.246.3621, sandra.linn@cityoforlando.net to register for an outreach program.

  • One presentation is $100.00
  • Two presentations, back-to-back, is $150.00

Scout Tour
This is a guided tour of the gardens led by trained docents (approx. 1 hour).  Call Sandi Linn 407.246.3621 for specific programs to meet badge requirements.

  • $4 for students, one free adult for every 7 paid children, additional adults pay $10.00.