Leu Gardens Tour

and Dinner


Wednesday,  November 2nd 2016

Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd for a day trip to the Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, with a dinner stop at The Crooked Spoon Gastropub in Clermont on the way home.

Leu Gardens are tropical and semi-tropical gardens with almost 50 acres of landscaped grounds and lakes. There are multiple themed garden areas focused on roses, butterflies, sculptures along the three miles of meandering paved trails, shaded by 200 year old oak trees and forests of camillias. Our admission will include a 1-1/2 hour docent guided tour, plus a 30 minute tour of the Leu House.



There will be additional time afterward for personal wandering, so wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing. 

Be aware the Gardens have no restaurant, but do have snack machines.

You may also carry in water or other snacks to meet your needs.

Trip Advisor review

“Instantly Calming”

This was my favorite place to visit during my week in Orlando! I tend toward quiet outdoor, activities and the gardens delivered that and much more! The drive from the hotel was a bit frantic but as I stepped out of my car and onto the grounds here a peaceful calm instantly washed over me. 


We arrive at the Gardens by 12:15 pm and depart for Clermont by 3 pm.for an early casual dinner at The Crooked SpoonGastropub. We will arrive for dinner by 4 pm.


We will be provided a special menu to choose from to allow better service. Dinner, beverages, gratuity and taxes will be included. Adult beverages will be extra, and paid separately.


A Trip Advisor review posted recently had this to say

“Great place to relax”

Went to Clermont on business. Ended up checking out this gastropub. Friendly staff. Nice variety of beers to choose from (had a flight and enjoyed all four I tried). We shared a dessert between three people and it was perfect and delicious. Enjoyed the atmosphere and would recommend it if you are looking to unwind with friends/family.


After dinner, another short drive will bring us home to the Villages.


Cost includes tour, lunch, tax and tip $39/person.  Maximum 50 people 


Note: There are no refunds given for Club events. Anyone needing to sell tickets or wishing to buy tickets for a sold-out event must do so on the Members-to-Members Forum.


Trip Leaders  

Jill and Mike Kamps             




Our day begins at 9:45 am at the Eisenhower Rec. Center parking lot, at which time maps and addresses will be handed out. Depart at 10:15 am the trip to Orlando Florida.


NOTE:  If you have a question about the trip please contact trip leaders above.  If you have a question about registration please contact Bev Garlipp:  bevgarlipp@gmail.com or call 352-789-4357