Leu Gardens has been another of my life-long favorite places to visit in Orlando. This botanical garden paradise was originally the homestead of the Harry P. Leu family, and the original house is now a museum which you can tour while at the gardens.
There are so many beautiful garden areas here, from the rose garden, a huge collection of camellias, tropical plants of all sorts. We always love to go sit by the lake & relax, watching the herons, the turtles in the water.
It is a mere $5 admission donation to enter the Gardens, it is by far one of the most worthwhile $5 you'll spend while in Orlando!