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By Avanti Joglekar
Posted in Customer Engagement
In 1936, Harry P. Leu purchased a 19th century home in Orlando, Florida. After buying the house, Mr. and Mrs. Leu traveled the world, bringing plants and seeds back from around the globe. The result was a beautiful natural paradise of plants, trees, lakes, trails, and flowers that became the Leu Botanical Gardens.
The 50-acre botanical garden features a tremendous diversity of temperate and tropical plants, along with lakes and trails. A 15-acre section is a U.S. historic district, known as the Mizell-Leu House Historic District, with three notable buildings.
The Leu Botanical Garden features a stunning collection of aroids, azaleas, bamboo, bananas, bromeliads, camellias, citrus, conifers, crepe myrtles, cycads, ferns, flowering shrubs, flowering trees, gingers, heliconias, hibiscus and mallows, magnolias, ornamental grasses, palms, perennials, roses, trees, and vines. The mild subtropical climate facilitates the growth of such an impressive array of plants.
The gardens are divided into 15 themed sections, including a Butterfly Garden, Citrus Grove, Tropical Stream Garden, and the Floral Clock. There are regularly scheduled events at the Leu Gardens -- including movie nights, live jazz, and kids' story time among the most popular. As you find yourself planting the seeds of success at Verint's Engage Global Customer and Partner Conference later this month, check out the intersection of history and beauty that is the Leu House and Gardens.
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