By Don Gworek
One of the highlights of spring in Orlando is being able to enjoy the very large collection of Camellia Japonica and Camellia Sasanqua at Leu Gardens. Harry P. Leu Gardens is located in a residential neighborhood just north of downtown Orlando. It is actually an Orlando city park.
Leu Gardens contains nearly 50 acres of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200 year-old oaks and forests of Camellias.
Others have buds just several days away from bursting into into glorious combinations of pink, red, and white.
This video highlights some of what’s in bloom now at Leu Gardens, and also points out a Camellia in Epcot’s Japan pavilion that is a show stopper of deep pink flowers every year: