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Orlando's Leu Gardens Closed Until Further Notice Due To Hurricane Ian Storm Damage

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Harry P. Leu Gardens has shared the sad news that the 50-acre botanical oasis will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future as they deal with storm damage on the 50-acre property following damage caused during Hurricane Ian.

Leu Gardens has sustained damage to plants, as well as losing a number of uprooted trees, as shown on the image shared by Leu Gardens.

The gardens will remain temporarily closed until staff and volunteers can clear debris from the gardens and pathways, together with removing downed trees.

The gardens are aiming for a re-opening in the next week or so, although an opening date has not been set.

Leu Gardens say that all private events, classes and weddings will proceed as scheduled, and that they hope to fully reopen Leu Gardens for everyone to enjoy later this week.

This is not the first major storm to affect Leu Gardens, in 2017, he gardens lost a number of mature trees to Hurricane Irma, which also damaged the historic Leu House museum, which has thankfully been repaired.

Harry P. Leu Gardens situated in Orlando is a semi-tropical and tropical gardens oasis in Orlando, 50 acres of landscaped grounds and lakes, with trails shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias in the heart of the city, just minutes from Downtown.

The trails wind through different tropical environments that boast bamboos, palms, rose bushes and even butterfly gardens.

For more information on Leu Gardens check out their website.


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