Enchanted Fairy Doors At The Leu Gardens Of Orlando
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Just a quick reminder for Central Floridians that the Enchanted Fairy Doors of Leu Gardens (1920 North Forest Ave., Orlando, FL , 407-246-2620) will be here until September 30, 2019. It’s the great fairy migration happening at the beautiful Leu Gardens this summer. You have the opportunity to explore the 50-acre gardens where the fairies live.This whimsical exhibit will feature 20 “New” one-of-a-kind fairy doors which will inspire your child’s imagination to envision a world of mythical forests and secret gardens. All you would have to do is to find these beautiful doors and let your and your child’s creativity do the rest. These fairies will call Leu Gardens’ home from June 1, 2019-September 30, 2019.
**Please be sure not to touch the fairy doors or remove any items, for these doors are here for all visitors to enjoy.
**Admission to the Enchanted Fairy Doors Exhibit is included in the daytime garden admission: $10 adult, $5 child (age 4-17). Leu Gardens’ members and all children 3 year old and younger receive free admission.
**Leu Gardens open daily 9:00 am-5:00 pm. The historic Leu House Museum will remain closed for repairs due to damage sustained by Hurricane Irma.
Now, for a look at the fairies, in various forms, below:
- Disney Fairies funny Episodes, below
- 5 REAL FAIRIES CAUGHT ON CAMERA 2018, FAIRIES CAUGHT ON CAMERA & SPOTTED IN REAL LIFE, in the video “5 FAIRIES CAUGHT IN REAL LIFE 2018“, below:
- Check out these MYSTERIOUS Real Life Encounters With FAIRIES! This top 10 list of bizarre fairy encounters has some chilling stories from people that actually saw them in the wild. Are these stories true? If not, what did they see? And what is that weird fossil caught on tape? In the video “Mysterious Real Life Encounters with FAIRIES“, below:
If you’d like to learn more about Leu Gardens, please feel free to refer to the excerpt from Wikipedia, in italics, below:
The Harry P. Leu Gardens are semi-tropical and tropical gardens in Orlando, Florida, United States. The gardens contain nearly 50 acres (200,000 m2) of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. They are open to the public. The address is 1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, FL 32803.
A 15-acre (61,000 m2) section of the park is a U.S. historic district. As such, it is known as the Mizell-Leu House Historic District (or Leu Botanical Gardens and Leu House Museum). It received that designation on December 29, 1994. According to the National Register of Historic Places, it contains 3 historic buildings.
The land on which the Gardens were developed consists mostly of excessively drained, rapidly to very rapidly permeable sand which in its natural state has several inches of dark gray topsoil over about 5 feet of yellow subsoil (Candler soil series). Human alteration of the soil has resulted in 40% of the Gardens being classified as Urban Land, not assigned to an official soil series. Naturally moist soils are occasionally found.
The Leu Gardens were started by Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Leu, who in 1936 purchased Leu House and 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land. The Leus traveled all over the world and brought back many exotic plants and many varieties (240) of camellias for their gardens. In 1961, the Leus deeded the house and the gardens to the city of Orlando.
At the heart of the Gardens is Harry and Mary Jane Leu’s home, known as the Leu House Museum, which has been meticulously restored and is on the National Historical Register. Guided tours of the Leu House, illustrating turn-of-the century Florida living, are available on the hour and the half-hour (times subject to change).
Leu Gardens is located in USDA climate zone 9b. The mild subtropical climate allows for an interesting mix of temperate and tropical plants to be grown. The gardens are known for their extensive collections of aroids, azaleas, bamboo, bananas, bromeliads, camellias, citrus, conifers, crepe myrtles, cycads, ferns, flowering shrubs, flowering trees, gingers, heliconias, hibiscus and mallows, magnolias, ornamental grasses, palms, perennials, roses, trees, and vines.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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