Harry P. Leu Gardens
Type: Gardens, Outdoor Activities
Harry P. Leu Gardens is a spectacularly, beautiful 50-acres botanical oasis that inspires and educates about horticulture. There are camps and year-round classes offered (for adults as well as... Read More
Harry P. Leu Gardens is a spectacularly, beautiful 50-acres botanical oasis that inspires and educates about horticulture. There are camps and year-round classes offered (for adults as well as children). Depending on when you go, you're likely to encounter some kind of exhibit, like fairy doors or a honey bee day. Once a month, there's a movie night where you can bring your family, a picnic dinner and enjoy a film on the big screen. Tickets for those events do need to be purchased online. If you're planning a day visit, schedule to be there about two hours. There are more than 15,000 plants so you'll want to take some time to enjoy the scenery.
- Gardens: Daily 9am-5pm
- Museum (Aug - Jun): Daily 10am-4pm
- Adult $7; Child (5-17) $2; Child (0-4) Free
- Things to Do with Kids: "Members get reciprocal privileges or discounts to American Horticultural Society partners, which includes over 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide."
- Best Attractions & Activities, Free Things to Do: "Leu Gardens also offers free admission for moms on Mother's Day and dads on Father's Day. Check for plant-sale days, too, on which admission may also be free."
- Romantic Things to Do: "Check the website for special events and the Friday night movie schedule."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: There are always events for the littles, from a fairy door exhibit to movie nights. Check their website for all the info.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This is a peaceful escape from city life that has various activities throughout the year.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: I'm no doctor, but I suspect Leu Gardens' 50-acres of botanical splendor may drop your blood pressure a few points on arrival.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The gardens are a perfect escape from the city life.