Summer at Leonardslee

Join us for a spectacular summer day out at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

In the summer, visitors are welcomed by the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens.

Visit the beautiful woodland gardens to see the summer wildflowers, Emperor Dragonflies, colourful Damselflies, wandering wallabies, deer and more. 

Visitors can expect to see the later flowering Polar Bear Rhododendrons and the sweet smelling Viscosum Azaleas. Marvel at the many rare Acer trees, with their unusually shaped, colourful, feathery leaves and their attractive bark.

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is home to roughly 100 different species of Oak trees, with a collection of 30 different Oak trees from around the world.  

 “The garden is a true paradise and in summer has many species of wild orchids and wildflowers apart from the amazing collection of trees, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias.”


Bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts will love visiting Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens during the summer months.

If one sits still and quietly observes, a myriad of wildlife can be seen, including Stoats, Weasels, Field Mice and various types of deer with their young. There are several wild Wallabies in the gardens, and these can very often be seen in the area of Oak Walk.

To date, we have recorded 65 different bird species thriving in the gardens. Among the chorus of young birds, you might even spot baby owls being fed, and in some areas of the garden, a pair of Red Kites can be spotted flying overhead.