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Bok Tower Gardens

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Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
Phone Number: +1 863-676-1408
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Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of...

Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of Florida’s natural habitats on the Pine Ridge Trail. You can also discover the history of Edward W. Bok and the building of his 205 foot Singing Tower and tour the historic Pinewood Estate mansion to catch a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of the 1930s. Around the Gardens the curious will find secret garden paths, picture rubbing posts as well as three geocache locations!

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Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens with Pinewood Estate Tour
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Bok Tower Gardens and Pinewood Estate Admission

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Christmas Beauty

Booked the groupon tour and enjoyed the gardens and Christmas decor. I visited last year but they said come back during holiday season and glad I did. There are lots of benches... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked the groupon tour and enjoyed the gardens and Christmas decor. I visited last year but they said come back during holiday season and glad I did. There are lots of benches throughout to sit and enjoy the views and the bells at 1 and 3 pm. Be sure to watch the 15 minute video at the start also.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Bok Tower Gardens. Everything about this place is pleasant. From the Bell Tower to the Children's Garden you won't be disappointed. The Pinewood Estate is decorated for Christmas and the staff that show you around are super nice. I loved it and highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My garden club took a two hour trip to Bok Tower Gardens from Tampa and had a great time. After viewing a 15 minute film we joined a free walking tour that ended right at the tower and timed it perfectly to listen to the carillon concert. We sat in a beautiful outdoor concert area with a vantage point to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking around the botanical gardens, on your own or with a guide, Mother Nature beckons you! Bok Towers is a quiet retreat and the Singing Tower is a joy to listen to. The gift shop is full of neat treasures and the restaurant offers inside and outside seating and moderately priced sandwiches. Great for families with the opening of the... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nestle near the Bok Tower, each year the OPC gives a Christmas concert. Last year, our team won one of the table decorating categories. This year we came early enough to walk some of the lovely gardens and took a nice tour of one of the historic homes. So if you love good music, bring a dinner and some chairs... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

It was an amazing concert and a wonderful evening under the stars! We will have next year's dates and details available in April! Thank you for visiting. More 

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited with my brother and wife. We had all visited before but really enjoyed the new additions to the gardens. We also loved the Christmas decorations to Pinewood Estate - a fabulous day was had by all. The children's garden is so much fun.

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Erica S, Front Office Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Hammock Hollow is an amazing place for the young and the young at heart! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful! The home and furnishings on its own is really very mice. Decorated for the holidays it is a definite 10. Loved walking through all the rooms. Even the bedrooms were decorated for holidays. The carillon holiday is also very nice.

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Erica S, Front Office Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Pinewood Estate has been the glittering jewel of our holiday festivities and this year's display is over the top! Thank you for your kind review. More 

Tequesta, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are very nice. The new kitchen and children's gardens are very nice. Got to hear the Carrillonear play the bells. Afterwards he came out from the tower and talked with visitors. Nice cafe for lunch. Had chili and sandwich.

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. Our Blue Palmetto Cafe cannot be beat! More 

Rittman, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited during a recent sisters trip and was not disappointed. So much great information about a beautiful and peaceful place.you will want to add this to your next visit to Florida.Driving back the entrance road to the gardens down through the orange groves started the peaceful experience.

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and posting your kind review. We are looking forward to a beautiful spring with our Peak Bloom festival! More 

Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love coming here. It's so peaceful and there are so many botanical treasures throughout. Make sure you bring your walking/running shoes. You will be walking a lot however there is a lot of shade throughout the gardens. I love when it's winter and the organ plays classical music at night. It's so tranquil and absolutely stunning. Sooooo many photo... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Bok Tower Gardens is a photographer's paradise! Thank you for visiting and posting your kind review. More 

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