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This 50-acre botanical garden is Orlando’s equivalent to The Secret Garden: a maze bursting with color and unusual greenery. Take a guided tour of the Southern-styled grounds, chill at a concert or just stroll through the giant bamboo, manicured lawns and camellias, which bloom from October through March (Leu Gardens has the world’s largest collection). Better yet, its location on the shores of Lake Rowena affords a fitting view of the sunset. Check the website for special events throughout the year.