Admission, Hours & Visitor Guidelines

General Admission

Child (ages 4-17 years)$10
Child under 4
Active-duty Military
Admission ticket includes one single-day admission to select garden areas and Historic Leu House Museum guided tours.  Admission is non-refundable.  Access to garden areas is subject to change without notice depending on special events and weddings. General admission tickets can be purchased upon arrival at the Welcome Center or in advance online.  Separate admission is required for certain special and night events.  General admission for the day is included in rental and educational events.  Rates subject to change without notice.

Purchase Tickets

Gardens Hours

March 11 – September 27, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
The last entry is one hour before closing time at 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Late Night Thursdays
The last entry is one hour before closing time at 7:00  p.m.

September 28, 2024 – January 5, 2025 (Closed December 25)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily
The last entry is one hour before closing time at 3:00 p.m.


Historic Leu House Museum
The Historic Leu House Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for guided tours, with the last tour at 12:30 p.m.  The Historic Leu House Museum is closed in July. Hours are subject to change due to events.

The Gardens is open from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. daily for Gardens members only.

Reciprocal Admission
Reciprocal admission for participating gardens and cultural institutions through the American Horticultural Society will be offered.  Please present your valid membership card and photo I.D. for complimentary admission for up to 4 individuals. Please call ahead for specific admission level details.

Military – Active-duty military with proper I.D., including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members and family members receive free general admission May 18 – September 2, 2024.

Retired military is admitted at regular price and are admitted free of charge on the following holidays: Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Armed Forces Day.

Museums for All -Individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card with proper I.D., receive free general admission, with up to three additional friends and family members allowed free admission.

These discounts are valid during regular daily admission, and are not permitted for special events, programs, or offerings.

Free Days
Specified days throughout the year, the Gardens are open free of charge to the public sponsored by:


August 5, 2024
September 2, 2024
October 7, 2024
November 4, 2024
December 2, 2024

For educational and group rates, please contact our Education Department at 407.246.3621.

Visitor Guidelines

We appreciate your help in keeping Harry P. Leu Gardens beautiful and observing our visitor guidelines during your visit.  The Gardens is a family-friendly environment, and we ask all guests to respect each other and the Harry P. Leu Gardens Staff.  The Gardens seeks to provide an inclusive environment for all people, and will not permit threatening behavior, abuse, or damage, and reserves the right to escort guests from the property at any time.  For additional inquiries, please contact us at

Harry P. Leu Gardens is committed to making the visitor experience accessible to all who visit, and most pathways are paved.  Complimentary wheelchairs are available in the Welcome Center on a first come, first-served basis.  Service dogs are welcome, however; therapy support animals and pets are not permitted.  Do not leave animals in your car.

Dress comfortable for an outdoor experience in clothing that does not display profane or negative graphics.  Shoes and shirts are required, and bathing suits are not permitted.  The Gardens reserves the right to monitor visitor attire for appropriateness.

Visitors may be dropped off in the bus unloading zone, and then busses must park in the bus parking area and turn off its motor.

Children & Families
Bring your own stroller for children, as the gardens does not currently have strollers available for guests.  Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times and climbing, walking or wading through water, garden displays, and on trees and structures is not permitted.

Commercial Photography
Photographs, video or film for commercial or advertising purposes must be authorized by Harry P. Leu Gardens in advance.  For commercial photography rentals, please contact our Marketing Department at 407.246.3622.

Cremation Ashes
Cremation ashes are not permitted to be scattered on the grounds or in the lake.  If you encounter this happening, please inform the visitors tactfully that this is not permitted.

Harry P. Leu Gardens is a no drone zone.  Due to FAA regulations and our proximity to local healthcare facilities, drone flight, photography, or other unmanned aircraft are not permitted.

Electronic & Personal Devices
Silence your cell phones and mobile devices and utilize headphones for call or app listening.

Environmental Awareness
Carry out or dispose of all waste in designated containers.

Food & Drinks
Our gift shop and café are currently closed for renovations, so you may bring in your own food, beverages, and reusable water bottles to fully enjoy your visit. Picnicking in the gardens is welcome.  There are designated picnic areas around the gardens.  Carry out or dispose of all waste in designated containers. Water fountains are available throughout the gardens, and vending machines are available in the Welcome Center.

Inclement Weather
Harry P. Leu Gardens is located in beautiful central Florida and visiting is an outdoor experience.  In the event of inclement weather or thunderstorms, rain shelters are located throughout the gardens. General admission to the gardens is non-refundable, and we’re open rain or shine.

Lost and Found
If you need lost & found assistance, please visit the Welcome Center or contact us at 407.246.2620 or

Mobility Carts, Wheelchairs, and Strollers
The Gardens has wheelchairs for use by visitors for free on a first come, first served basis.  Mobility carts and strollers are welcome.  The Gardens does not have any of these items available for rent.

Mother’s Lounge
The Gardens has a free designated, private room for mother’s to nurse, change, and provide a quiet space for babies while visiting, which is located in the Welcome Center next to the vending area.

The Gardens aims to maintain a pleasant atmosphere for all visitors, and personal devices or radios should be used with headphones.  Occasionally, the Gardens staff may be working in garden areas and using equipment with some noise during your visit.

Personal Photography
We encourage visitors to take personal photography and it is allowed in all garden areas during regular operating hours.  Photoshoots after regular operating hours are not permitted.  Personal, portrait, artistic, and non-commercial photography is permitted with general paid admission.   Please do not block, disrupt, or hinder visitor accessibility, pathways, restroom areas, or garden displays.  The Gardens reserves the right to limit access for wagons, carts, and large equipment.

Photography Consent
As part of the consideration for entrance to Harry P. Leu Gardens, visitors give consent to the City of Orlando and its contractors to photograph or videotape them and any minor children who accompany them to the Gardens and use images for informational, educational, promotional or publicity purposes concerning the City and its services. The photos or videos may be used on the City’s websites, in City publications or displays, newspapers, magazines, reports or other public documents; or electronic or digital recordings. Any photos or video taken in the Gardens may be used without any further consent or authorization from its visitors and visitors will not be entitled to any compensation for use of the photos and video. By accepting admission to Harry P. Leu Gardens, visitors voluntarily accept and agree to these terms.

Plants & Wildlife
Leu Gardens is a living ecosystem, and our staff may be working in garden areas and using equipment with some noise during your visit.  Wildlife may also be present during your visit. Please enjoy the wildlife from a distance, do not feed the squirrels, and refrain from picking or eating anything.

Prohibited Items
Firearms and weapons of any kind, including items that look like weapons, balloons, confetti, glitter, illegal substances, sports equipment, sports games, bicycles or other personal sports devices such as skateboards and rollerblades, personal golf carts, and portable music playing devices without headphones.

Substances & Smoking
Illegal substances, smoking, cigars, chewable tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping is not permitted anywhere at the Gardens, its grounds, or buildings.

Visitor Comfort
Restrooms are located in the Welcome Center and Cottage Gardens.  Benches are located throughout the gardens for relaxing breaks.  A Mother’s Lounge is located in the Welcome Center.  Florida’s weather is very warm and sunny, so you may want to bring sunscreen, water, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, insect repellant, or a hat.

Weddings & Rentals
Harry P. Leu Gardens is one of the preeminent wedding and rental destinations in the Orlando area.  Weddings and private events, meetings, and classes are only permitted through our Rentals Sales Department.  Harry P. Leu Gardens reserves the right to escort guests from the property at any time.  For wedding and rental rates, please contact our Rental Sales Department at 407.246.3681.

For any additional inquires, please contact our Guest Services Team at 407-246-2620 or