The other day I had an opportunity to personally experience one of the gems in Winter Park, FL the beautiful Leu Gardens . This place is gorgeous and a must if you are visiting the city and do not mind being outside and with nature. Leu Gardens is a 50 acre land full of multiple gardens, exhibits and a museum. If you get a chance you should visit, the 1st Mondays of every month is FREE!! Other wise the price is only $10 for adults and $3 for kids.
Once your inside the gardens, it feels as if you've walked into a whole new world of grass, trees, spring time, bamboo and beautiful flowers. It's like nothing you have ever seen before but should experience. This particular day the sun was bright and the wind blew a soft breeze, with sounds of wind and birds chirping. I felt very peaceful and relaxed while slowly strolling and seeing young families having a picnics, colorful roses, older couples walking hand in hand, pink bananas and a clock made entirely out of flowers. All while discovering that outside is not such a bad environment but a freedom.
My favorite part of the experience was the Palms, Cyads & Bamboo garden, I love the color, feel and sound of bamboo. I've seen the tree before but I have never seen so many in one place. What a sight! I felt like an ant looking up at how high they went and how they did a dance and song to the wind blowing. Another favorite of mines was the rose garden, what girl doesn't appreciate a set of beautiful roses.
Now if for some reason those pictures doesn't persuade you to visit Leu Gardens, then you should know about the events that are hosted their from time to time, including the jazz n' blues stroll that happens once a year under the Florida night skies. Blues artist from all over the country come and play while attendees enjoy the blues sounds while partaking in their own picnic items, beverages and foods. you must purchase a ticket for the jazz n' blues stroll. I went for the first time last year with friends and had a blast, this year I will be more prepared with blankets, refreshments and appetizing food to keep us satisfied while we enjoy the ambiance.
Till Next Time,