Gardening in Central Florida is an enjoyable way to spend time outdoors. Unlike many areas of the country, local gardening enthusiasts have the enviable position of being able to garden every day of the year. For those new to Florida gardening, however, it can all seem a little overwhelming and that is where the City of Orlando’s Leu Gardens’ Director, Robert Bowden, can help. Enjoy his fun-filled presentations as he discusses how to grow perennial flowers, design a garden utilizing tropical plants, and create colorful flower containers.


Robert Bowden

Robert has been the Director of the City of Orlando’s Harry P. Leu Gardens for twenty five years and was the Director of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Director of Horticulture of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Director of Horticulture at Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, New York. Throughout the U.S. and Caribbean, Robert’s photographs and essays can be seen in gardening magazines and professional journals. He has written several books including Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening and The Florida Top Ten Garden Guide.