Leu Gardens is in the City of Orlando, and only 15 minutes drive from Thurston House. Roaming around their many acres of lake front park is the perfect way to while away a day. You can even escape the heat by taking the Historic Leu House tour. An interesting fact is when I worked in corporate life, my “other life” in Massachusetts, I worked for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. Harry P. Leu was one of it’s biggest distributors at that time. When you are in the house, his office desk has a copy of his industrial tools offerings, with Norton Company prominantly displayed…small world. There is always something new blooming at the gardens, from roses to camellia’s and lots of butterfly loving plants…just beautiful!