Spring has sprung and we are well on our way to a scorching hot summer. With the changes in weather, the flowers are starting to bloom and our cameras are so ready for it. Getting out and enjoying nature doesn't have to cost you a dime either. You can frolic through the flowers at this beautiful botanical garden in Florida - and they offer free admission once a month.
The Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando is a spectacular 50-acre garden oasis. With the most dreamy floral backdrops for your Instagram photos, this place will fulfill all your floral dreams. Thankfully visiting the gardens is super affordable already, but once a month you can enter absolutely free - saving some strain on the ol' pocketbook.
The gardens offer free daytime admission on the first Monday of every month, making your day out easier on your wallet. This month's free admission day happens to be today, May 6th - if you're feeling stir crazy and looking for an impromptu adventure that won't break the bank, the Leu Gardens is the place to go.
April showers bring May flowers, and certain species are more likely to bless your sights during your peaceful stroll through their winding garden trails in May. You can expect to see roses, hibiscus, southern magnolia, royal poinciana, bananas, and gardenia lining the garden pathways. You may also see poinciana, cassia, coral trees, shell ginger, sugar palms, voodoo lilies, and crepe myrtles that are also known to flourish in the May season.
If you can't make it out today, that's okay; the gardens offer 1 free day every month on the first Monday of the month. The next free day will be on Monday, June 3rd, 2019. If you want to mark the full free day schedule down on your calendar, a list of all upcoming free days can be found on the visitor information page on their website.
The Harry P. Leu Gardens are located at 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL and are open 9 am to 5 pm every day, with the last admissions being granted at 4:30. If you don't happen to make it on a free day, general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 4-17, or free for children 3 and under.
For more information about the Harry P. Leu Gardens, to see the full free day schedule, and other upcoming events, check out their website here.
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