Date Night At Leu Gardens!

Date Night Movie – “Duplicity” 

August 6 – Movie begins at dusk.

 Oscar® winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star as two sexy spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves on either side of an all-out corporate war, they’ll put everything on the line to remain one double-cross ahead in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. From writer/director Tony Gilroy (seven-time Oscar®-nominated Michael Clayton) comes the film critics are raving about. (2009, PG-13)

These date nights are a wonderful way to enjoy Leu Gardens in an evening setting. Pack your blanket & dinner basket, and enjoy the show.

Thurston House yard in the morning

Make it an even better night out and book a room at Thurston House too! This Maitland B&B is just 15 minutes from the gardens. We are like a mini Leu Gardens, with our beautiful lakefront setting. Come see!

Thurston House Times – In the garden!

This is kind of an in-between time here, but there are bits of color here and there. I just noticed a few camellia’s just starting to open. The bougenvilla is starting it’s blooms, the blue daze is growing fast, the oranges are starting to get more orange and the crinum lilies are showing their colors. Book your room at Thurston House bed & breakfast and enjoy wandering around our peaceful 8 acres.  

Crinum - Spider Lily

Crinum - Spider Lily

Thurston House Times – Maitland Backyard Habitat!

We have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat. We have a beautiful lake, bird bath, many varieties of trees, lots of flowers & bushes, walking areas….everything that makes life perfect for wildlife. We see many varities of birds here, an assortment of colorful butterflies, and all sorts of other wildlife. It is difficult to imagine that we are only 5 miles north of downtown Orlando, but in the middle of this 8 acre natural paradise. Come see!

Certified Wildlife Habitat

Certified Wildlife Habitat

North Orlando/Maitland – Bed, Breakfast & birds!

The National Wildlife Federation has long recognized bed & breakfast inns as places that do their part in creating wildlife habitats in their own communities. Offering wildlife habitat areas as an amenity to birds, butterflies and other wild critters is also considered an important amenity for overnight guests.

 Imagine being located just 5 miles from busy downtown Orlando, but set in the middle of 8 acres of beautiful treed land overlooking serene Lake Eulalia. This is what Thurston House offers and more! People who come through our doors can be everything from busy professionals, harried parents, people dealing with a personal tragedy or illness…and so much more. Our wildlife habitat provides these guests places to relax and enjoy the peace that you can find when surrounded by a natural environment.

 We are proud to be officially acknowledged as a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat!  oddsize-backyardhabitat2