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Harry P. Leu Gardens

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1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
http://www.leugardens.org/

November 2016

Climate Change: What’s happening, why, and what can we do about it?

November 16, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Pete Dunkelberg is an advocate of good science education, and as a member of Florida Citizens for Science, helped defend Florida’s new and much improved K-12 science standards, which included evolution for the first time. Pete will speak about the climate changes that are already happening, what will happen if we don't change our ways, and how the Greenhouse Effect works. Central Florida's climate has not changed much yet, but other places already have real problems. A lot of things…

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January 2017

‘Only in Florida’- The Photography of Paul Rebmann

January 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Happy New Year! Tarflower Chapter kicks off their first presentation of the year by appealing to the shutterbugs in all of us. The program Only in Florida will feature mostly plants, and a few of the animals that are endemic to Florida as seen through the photography of Paul Rebmann with information about each, including where they are found and how are they different from their more wide-ranging relatives. Florida ranks as the fourth highest state in the number of…

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February 2017

2/7/17 “Florida’s Native Pollinators- Ecology & Identification”

February 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Pollinators are the messengers of love in the plant world. Joshua Campbell is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. His research focuses on “Operation Pollinator,” which examines small wildflower plots and how they impact native bee and other insect abundance and richness. In a separate project, he is also focusing on a new pesticide (Sivanto) and its potential impacts on honey bees and other insects. Come join us in learning…

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March 2017

3/7/17 ‘Exploring the Everglades Backcountry’ by Roger Hammer

March 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

March 7th's presentation will be with renowned author and native plant enthusiast, Dr. Roger Hammer. Roger is an award-winning professional naturalist, author, botanist, and photographer. Roger has penned numerous works including 'Central Florida Wildflowers', 'Exploring Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area',and 'Everglades Wildflowers: A Field Guide To Wildflowers Of The Historic Everglades, Including Big Cypress, Corkscrew, And Fakahatchee Swamps'. Dr. Hammer will be speaking to our group on this date about 'Exploring the Everglades Backcountry' and his experiences canoeing…

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Annual Leu Gardens Plant Sale

March 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - March 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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free

Shop Leu Gardens’ Annual Spring Plant Sale! Over 50 growers and vendors selling a variety of plants and outdoor accessories to enhance your landscape and home.  Bring a wagon or plant cart for your purchases.  All vendors take cash and most take credit cards. Leu Gardens’ Members shop early on Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 a.m.  This is only for Leu Gardens’ Members, please show your membership card and photo ID to be admitted early.  Guest(s) of members will be able to…

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Dino Day Spring Break Program

March 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Dino Days with Mad Science! Tuesday, March 23, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm For ages 4 thru 10 Become a paleontologist for a day with a Mad Scientist. Dig for dinosaur bones, make your own fossil, then explore Leu Gardens during a dinosaur scavenger hunt, in this "drop off" class. For ages 4 through 10. Register today to secure your spot! Bring a snack. For questions, please contact Mad Science at 386-898-4570, or visit their website at [email protected]

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Dinosaur Spring Break Drop off program

March 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Become a paleontologist for a day with our Mad Scientist! Dig for dinosaur bones, make your own fossil, then explore Leu Gardens during a Dinosaur Scavanger hunt! Register early to secure your spot! Limited space available. $30 for Members $35 for Non-Members Register Online at leugardens.org Questions? 386-898-4570 [email protected]

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May 2017

Story Time at Leu Gardens

May 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Orange County Library System’s storytelling program comes to Leu Gardens sharing stories and songs with your little one. This is a free indoor event. Jolly Dogger will be selling hotdogs and sausages and Peak Season Pops will be selling delicious popsicles. 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Infant Time (up to 18 months) 10:20 – 10:35 a.m. Toddler Time (18 months to 2 year olds) 10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Time (3 to 5 year olds)

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5/2/17 ‘Florida’s Grasses’ by David Hall, Ph.D.

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

We hear about Florida wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. But what about grasses? Have you ever wondered where you can find and learn more about native grasses and their importance in Florida's ecosystems? Here's your chance! Dr. Hall is a qualified expert witness in forensic botany. He specializes in recognizing and properly collecting botanical evidence in criminal and civil legal proceedings. David will be speaking to us this month on the many different species of grass that are native to Florida.…

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Movie Night at Leu

May 5, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Enjoy this classic film Dial M for Murder at beautiful Leu Gardens. Blankets or chairs are recommended. Pack a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG. Under 13 years of age requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Leu Members receive free admission to all movies, $6 adult, $3 child (K-12th grade).

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Mother’s Day at Leu

May 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Enjoy this special day with your mom in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. FREE Admission for Moms, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Stroll the winding pathways and discover all the amazing gardens including Florida’s largest rose garden which is in full bloom during the month of May. Stop by the historic Leu House to take a tour of the home and learn about the families that once lived here. Garden Admission: $10 adult, $3 child and Free for Moms on this special…

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June 2017

Father’s Day

June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Leu Gardens celebrates Dads this Father's Day, June 18 with Free Admission for dads. Take a stroll with your dad in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. Enjoy a tour at the historic Leu House Museum to learn about the families that once called Leu Gardens Home.

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July 2017

7/11/17 ‘Central Florida Dragonflies’ by Mary Keim

July 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Please click 'SHARE' to share this event with your loved ones! ? Dragonflies are important in wetland ecosystems, vulnerable to wetland drainage, excess nutrients, pesticides and shoreline "cleaning." They eat a broad range of insects from mosquitos to beetles to other dragonflies. Over 60 dragonflies are found in Central Florida. Some species do not venture far from the water where they breed, while others, such as the Wandering Glider, migrate long distances. Mary has taken photos of most of the…

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Corrine Drive Study – Public Workshop

July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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You’re invited to the first public workshop for the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study. For the past several months, MetroPlan Orlando has been collecting technical data on how the road currently functions. We’ve also been listening to the community’s thoughts on Corrine Drive and desires for the corridor’s future. In this workshop, we’ll share results from our technical analysis and our community survey. We’ll also ask attendees to help identify specific hot spots along Corrine Drive that experience transportation issues.…

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Corrine Drive Study – Public Workshop

July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

You’re invited to the first public workshop for the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study! For the past several months, MetroPlan Orlando has been collecting technical data on how the road currently functions. We’ve also been listening to the community’s thoughts on Corrine Drive and #CorrineWishList for the corridor’s future. In this workshop, we’ll share results from our technical analysis and our community survey. We’ll also ask attendees to help identify specific hot spots along Corrine Drive that experience transportation issues.…

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August 2017

8/1/17- ‘Edible Wild Foods-What to Gather When and How’

August 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

August's presentation will be with Peggy Lantz- an esteemed, long-time Tarflower member. Ms. Lantz is a Florida Master Naturalist, musician, equestrian, leathercrafter, outdoors woman, editor, and author. Ms. Lantz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Peggy served as the very first editor of the Palmetto- the official magazine of the Florida Native Plant Society for 15 years. She also served as editor for 'The Florida Naturalist', official magazine of the Florida Audubon Society. She is co-author on the incredibly…

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October 2017

Jazz on the Lawn

October 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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$20

Join us as we celebrate cooler weather for fall with an outdoor jazz concert performed by The Dave Capp Project on the Garden House Welcome Center lawn overlooking beautiful Lake Rowena. Advance Tickets on sale Friday, September 29, 2017: $15 per person, Leu Gardens Member $11 per person Day Of, October 14, Ticket: $20 per person Visit http://www.leugardens.org/jazz-on-the-lawn/ for more ticket information and cancellation policy.

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Pumpkin Succulents Centerpiece Workshop

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Join FarmGal Flowers to create your very own Succulent Pumpkin. We’ll show you step-by-step how to make this long lasting fall centerpiece for your Halloween and/or Thanksgiving table. Please bring a medium (10”-12” wide) pumpkin (wide, Cinderella type pumpkins work best) and floral scissors to class. All other materials provided. Please contact Eileen ([email protected]) for any questions.

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November 2017

Movie Night at Leu

November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

We will be showing Arrival! Enjoy this outdoor movie in a beautiful garden. Blankets or chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG13. Under 13 years of age requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Movie time is at 7:30 pm. Garden Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (5-17 years of age) Admission is collected at the door. Major credit cards accepted. Leu Members receive free admission, Membership Card and ID required.…

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Story Time at Leu

November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Join us for Story Time fun presented by Kids Urgent Care. Stories and songs for families with children ages birth to 5 years and it's FREE! Infant Time: Birth - 18 months 10:00 - 10:15 am Toddler Time: 18 months - 2 years old 10:20 - 10:35 am Preschoolers: 3 - 5 years old 10:40 - 11:00 am

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December 2017

Fresh Holiday Wreath Workshop

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Join FarmGal Flowers to make your own one of a kind fresh holiday wreath to celebrate the season. We’ll show you step-by-step how to make a beautiful and fragrant wreath with fresh seasonal greenery, magnolia leaves, and other holiday decor. All materials included. Bring clippers and gardening gloves (if you would like to wear them).

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January 2018

Sierra Club January Meeting!

January 17, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Resham Shirsat, Director of Sustainability at Valencia College will be the January speaker for Sierra Club. Prior to coming to Valencia College, Shirsat served as the sustainability specialist for Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. There, she worked to reduce waste college-wide, developed community partnerships and training materials for students, faculty and staff. She is certified as a LEED (Leadership in Education and Environmental Design) accredited professional in building esign and construction. She also holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. Previously, Shirsat…

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February 2018

Movie Night

February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

We are celebrating Groundhog Day by showing the film Groundhog Day! Enjoy this outdoor movie in a beautiful garden. Blankets or chairs are recommended. Bring a dinner picnic basket and alcohol is permitted. Gardens open at 6:00 p.m. Movie time is 7:30 p.m. This movie is rated PG. Under 13 years of age requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Garden Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (4-17 years of age) Admission is collected at the door. Major credit cards accepted. Leu…

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March 2018

Leu Gardens Plant Sale

March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Visit Living Towers at the Leu Gardens Plant Sale! Shop Leu Gardens’ Annual Spring Plant Sale! Over 50 growers and vendors selling a variety of plants and outdoor accessories to enhance your landscape and home. Bring a wagon or plant cart for your purchases. All vendors take cash and most take credit cards. Leu Gardens’ Members shop early on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m. This is only for Leu Gardens’ Members, please show your membership card and photo ID…

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April 2018

4th Annual Art of Happiness

April 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

The Reflections team is putting on their 4th Annual Art of Happiness Event! It is aimed at encouraging the community to engage in their mental wellness through art. This years theme: ''Everyday Heroes" Community members will have the opportunity to submit original artwork and to vote on their favorite pieces at the show. Prizes will be given to artwork with the most votes within each category. We want this event to be a fun night for community members to meet…

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May 2018

Mother’s Day at Leu

May 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Leu Gardens Celebrates Moms! Enjoy this special day with your mom in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. FREE Admission for Moms, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Stroll the winding pathways and discover all the amazing gardens including Florida’s largest rose garden which is in full bloom during the month of May. Garden Admission: $10 adult and $5 child (4 – 17 years of age) and Free for Moms on this special day. Sugarbuzz Dezert Company and Peak Season Pops will be selling…

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Florida Forward – Florida’s Opioid Crisis

May 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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REGISTRATION: FREE. RSVP is recommended. Visit OrlandoSentinel.com/FloridaForward ADDITIONAL INFO: Addiction to heroin and related legal and illegal painkillers is a deadly plague in Florida and across the nation. Some 5,300 Floridians died from opioid overdoses in 2016, a 36 percent jump from 2015. Addiction shatters lives, families and communities. Leaders on the federal, state and local levels have all implemented policies to fight back. Join us for a discussion with experts about the crisis, how the policies are working, and what else…

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August 2018

Movie Night: “Black Panther”

August 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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$6

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan & Lupita Nyong’o You may bring a dinner picnic basket and seating. Alcohol is permitted.This movie is rated PG. Under 13 years of age requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Garden Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (4-17 years of age), Leu Members receive free admission, Membership Card and ID required. Admission is collected at the door. Major credit cards accepted. All members of your party must be present at time of ticket purchase. Leu…

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March 2019

March Monthly Meeting: Florida’s Fungi with Chris Matson

March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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* Free Event! Open to the public. An enthusiast’s perspective of mushrooms including lots of photos of fungi, an overview what they are and are not, of their life cycle, of several important common groups of them, some identifications, and other interesting trivia. Look forward to a lighthearted talk from this imperfect enthusiast who hopes to catch your interest enough to learn something and want more. Chris Matson is a well-versed naturalist who has a broad understanding of native plants…

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April 2019

Orange Blossom Jubilee

April 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Mark your calendars and come celebrate Winter Park Day Nursery's 80th year at the 18th annual Orange Blossom Jubilee with Honorary Host, Peg Cornwell, Associate to the President at Rollins College.

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July 2019

Edible Landscaping

July 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Edible Landscaping Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Robert Bowden Incorporating edible plants into your landscape can be a great way to save money and enjoy the freshest food. Learn about the simple ways to include edible plants into your yard for a functional and beautiful landscape. Robert Bowden is the Director of Leu Gardens and author of Florida Top Ten Garden Guide by Sunset Books and Florida Fruit and Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles by Cool…

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August 2019

Treatment Free Bee Keeping

August 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Treatment Free Backyard Beekeeping Saturday, August 3, 2019 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Instructor: Christopher Stalder Discover ways to help keep your honey bee colonies healthy without the use of medications, pesticides, supplemental foods or any other chemicals in your hives. Learn about methods of Integrated Pest Management to help reduce pest problems facing colony health in Central Florida. And get tips on growing plants on your property to help keep your honey bees healthy and productive! Christopher Stalder is a…

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New to Florida Gardening?

August 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

New to Florida Gardening? Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Instructor: Robert Bowden If you have recently moved your household to Central Florida, we fully understand how confusing growing plants here can be. We plant things at the wrong time of the year, and nearly all of the plants growing outdoors here used to be house plants back home. We don’t have dirt, instead we have sand, and what compost we added six months ago is already…

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September 2019

Botanical Drawing

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Botanical Drawing

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January 2020

Flower Yoga Workshop – Nourish Your New Year

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Flower Yoga Workshop - Nourish Your New YearSaturday, January 11, 202010:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Instructor: Suzanne O'DonnellEnter the New Year with breath, space and nourishment for mind and body. Surrounded by the peace of Leu Gardens, join us for a gentle movement and relaxation practice. No previous yoga experience needed!The workshop will incorporate Yoga Tune Up®, a comprehensive self-care practice that blends breath, movement and self-massage (self-myofascial release/SMR).Space is limited. Please bring a yoga mat. All other props provided.Suzanne O’Donnell,…

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February 2020

The Beginner’s Spring Cutting Garden and Flower Seed Propagation Workshop

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

The Beginner's Spring Cutting Garden and Flower Seed Propagation WorkshopSaturday, February 1, 202010:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Instructor: Eileen TongsonIt’s time to prepare for the Spring gardening season! Eileen, the FarmGal, will share her favorite cut flowers for the Spring including how to grow and harvest them in our zone. Each student will take home a tray of potted flower seeds! Under Eileen’s tutelage, you will grow a bounty of flowers to create your own bouquets from your very own cutting…

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Valentine’s Concert

February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Treat your sweet to a very special evening concert at Leu Gardens.Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Leu Gardens! A special Valentine’s Concert on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. featuring:Dave Capp ProjectSlickwoodMud Rooster BluesPack dinner picnic full of your favorite foods and drink, alcohol is permitted, and bring seating, either chairs or blanket for this amazing outdoor concert (click for Event Map). Advance Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – online only. Sales tax and online…

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May 2020

Beyond Hummus: Cooking with Tahini

May 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Beyond Hummus: Cooking with Tahini Saturday, May 30, 202011:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Instructor: Jennifer HostetterTahini, the much-loved sesame paste that is a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is perhaps best known for transforming puréed chickpeas into hummus, yet this magical ingredient can also add richness and complexity to a whole host of additional dishes. Much like other nut or seed butters, this enormously flavorful condiment is remarkably versatile, and it’s healthy to boot. Tahini is equally as delicious swirled…

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July 2020

Macrame Plant Hanger DIY for Adults

July 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Macrame Plant Hanger DIY for Adults Saturday, July 11, 20201:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Instructor: Victoria Bealke"Macramake" your very own plant hanger! Learn how to weave four useful knots to sculpt a beautiful handmade work of art. A $10 materials fee will be due day of which will provide you with all the needed cord and materials, as well as your very own plant to complete the hanger. You will also take home a booklet of hand drawn instructions to help…

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October 2020

Date Night Movie

October 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Enjoy an outdoor movie with your favorite date. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. Abbott and Costello Meet FrankensteinDate Night Movie Gardens open at 6:00 p.m., Movie time at 7:30 p.m.Enjoy an outdoor movie with your favorite date. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG13, weather permitting.How it works: You must reserve your space prior to the event. Each space, also referred to as a pod, is a…

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Native Florida Snakes

October 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Native Florida Snakes Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Instructor: Christopher StalderGet as up close & personal as your comfort level allows to some non-venomous native FL snakes.  Get familiar with Florida's six venomous species snakes including the four that call Central Florida home.  Discover lifestyles & habits of snakes & their interactions with their environments.  And finally, learn about snake safety & gain confidence in gardening & outdoor activities in the presence of these mysterious reptiles.Christopher Stalder is a graduate…

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January 2021

The Camellia: Queen of the Winter Garden

January 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

The Camellia: Queen of the Winter Garden Saturday, January 9, 202110:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.Instructor: Robert BowdenLeu Gardens has the largest collection of camellias on the East Coast. What better way to see all these beautiful camellias in bloom than to join the Gardens’ Director, Robert Bowden, first in the classroom and then on a walking tour of the signature collection of Leu Gardens. Selection, planting, fertilization, pruning and general culture will be discussed. Robert Bowden is the Director of Leu…

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Beekeeping for Beginners

January 16, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Beekeeping for Beginners Saturday, January 16, 20211:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Instructor: Christopher StalderLearn about the fascinating lives of honey bee colonies and their inhabitants. Find out about the equipment and site(s) needed to get started with your own adventure with these stinging insects that produce delicious honey & useful beeswax! Registration includes admission to the beautiful gardens before or after class.Christopher Stalder is a graduate of the University of Florida and has worked with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. He…

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Beekeeping for Beginners

January 16, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Beekeeping for Beginners Saturday, January 16, 20211:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Instructor: Christopher StalderLearn about the fascinating lives of honey bee colonies and their inhabitants. Find out about the equipment and site(s) needed to get started with your own adventure with these stinging insects that produce delicious honey & useful beeswax! Registration includes admission to the beautiful gardens before or after class.Christopher Stalder is a graduate of the University of Florida and has worked with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. He…

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June 2021

Movie Night

June 4, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Enjoy a movie outdoors in Orlando's most beautiful.Movie: When Harry Met SallyGardens open at 6:00 p.m., Movie time at 8:30 p.m.Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated R, 16 years and younger requires accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting.Tickets are only available online.Due to the location of the movie in the gardens, it is best to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to movie time so you have time to walk to…

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August 2021

Movie Night

August 6, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando's most beautiful garden.Movie: SpaceballsGardens open at 6:00 p.m., Movie time at 8:30 p.m.Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG, 13 years and younger requires accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting.Tickets are only available online. Due to the location of the movie area, it is best to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to movie time so you have time to walk to the location and can…

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Raised Bed Vegetable and Herb Gardening

August 14, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Raised Bed Vegetable and Herb GardeningSaturday, August 14, 20219:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Instructor: Robert BowdenForget about growing plants single file in long, parallel rows. You can grow up to 10 times the amount of produce in the same space by using raised beds. In a raised garden bed, you keep outside weeds away from your garden soil, prevent water runoff, eliminate soil compaction, and worry about less slugs and bugs. Enjoy a fun-filled presentation by Leu Gardens' Executive Director, Robert…

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Fruit Trees for Central Florida

August 21, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Fruit Trees for Central FloridaSaturday, August 21, 20219:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Instructor: Robert BowdenGrowing your own fruit has never been easier. Choosing the right plants and varieties is the primary step in successfully harvesting your first crop, and this presentation will teach about the newest varieties for success. Get ready to start planting after learning the best practices by the Director of Leu Gardens, Robert Bowden.Robert Bowden is the Director of Leu Gardens and author of Florida Top Ten Garden…

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Family Fairy Garden Workshop

August 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Family Fairy Garden Sunday, August 22, 20211:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.Instructor: Piante DesignJoin in on the magic happening at Leu Gardens in our Fairy Garden Workshop! This is a great way to get the family involved with gardening & learn some plants knowledge. During this workshop, kids & parents will tap into their artistic skills to paint, plant, and decorate a magical fairy garden filled with assorted plants & fairy doors they can use to invite a fairy into their home.…

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October 2021

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Pumpkin Carving WorkshopSaturday, October 30, 202110:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Instructor: Joe Yakovetic, Pumpkin MasterThis is a family friendly time to create a special pumpkin for Halloween!You will learn a few techniques on pumpkin selection, preparation, carving, decorating and preservationBring your own pumpkin(s) and be ready to pick from an assortment of images to transfer to your pumpkin and let the creative juices flow!Tools and materials will be available for purchase....you must purchase carving kit from instructor on that day.Starting at…

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