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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Spectacular gardens surround a magnificent carillon!

We have toured many botanical gardens on the east coast and each is so different than the other... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
PeteNWMass
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Springfield, Massachusetts
Beautiful!

Wonderful gardens and sites to see. The movie they ask you to watch makes you appreciate the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Sarah W
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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. Enjoy the all new Children's Garden, Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen and Wild Garden. Visitor Center includes exhibits on the life of Edward Bok and the Carillon. Enjoy a healthy meal at the Blue Palmetto Cafe and take home a memento from the Tower shop.
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We have toured many botanical gardens on the east coast and each is so different than the other. None has a carillon like Bok Tower Gardens however! We SO enjoyed walking down the many manicured mulched paths to see where they took us. The map...More

Thank PeteNWMass
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for your review and suggestions. The historic Olmsted Gardens were purposely designed to offer "garden rooms" and the mulch pathways lead into the quiet areas for meditation and relaxation. We are working on a new map that will include our new Hammock Hollow...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Wonderful gardens and sites to see. The movie they ask you to watch makes you appreciate the property all that more.

Thank Sarah W
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to enjoy our video. A few minutes in our theater is great way to start your tour.

Reviewed 23 July 2016

We made a half day trip here before I plane departed. After a week of theme parks this was a soothing and relaxing way to end our trip. I wish we'd taken a day in the middle of the week for these gardens to allow...More

Thank MVMom98038
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your insight and review. A visit to Bok Tower Gardens is the perfect way to recharge after spending time in the theme parks. We have started a Bok Tower Gardens Photography Group on Facebook. Be sure to share your pictures! We...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

We visited Bok Tower Gardens last week on a day trip. Admission to the Gardens is $12 and another $6 to visit the restored Mediterranean home on the property. We only paid for the Gardens admission. While the grounds are beautiful, it was a hot...More

Thank bobb687
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your experience at Bok Tower Gardens. We are sharing your comments with our visitor services staff to address some of the directional issues. Guests can enjoy live carillon concerts during the fall, winter and spring months performed by our carillonneur Geert...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016

I would recommend this historic monument for anyone. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and the tower is a true work of art and wonder. Additionally, the history behind the tower is interesting. We stayed for the bell concert, performed by hand, and it was amazing....More

Thank WorldDuo
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your "sweet" memories! Enjoying a glass of wine on the Cafe terrace is the perfect way to relax and unwind!

Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had family visiting us from out of state and decided to spend the day at Bok Towers. A great array of flowers and plant life to view.

Thank d0nnabarkley
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your kind review! Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 19 July 2016

turned up here as a bit of a chance venture on a hot day in July 2016. Something very different from the theme park bustle of Orlando and Tampa this quiet out of the way spot surrounded by extensive orange orchards is absolutely beautiful. the...More

Thank Robert H
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you again for venturing off the beaten path and enjoying a day in our beautiful Gardens. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Last visited here in 2003, beautiful then and beautiful now. Hidden Florida is stunning. A piece of serenity away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando. Worth a trip

Thank GILLIAN S
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

We certainly agree! Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 16 July 2016

One of my favorite places in Florida, off the beach, of course. I visit Bok Tower often. It is great for picnics or dine at their cafe. They have a great store and nursery. They also provide an interesting history of Florida and the Lake...More

Thank Chimera-shaman
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your kind review and great suggestions.

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Beautiful grounds. Wish we could have gone up in the tower. Walk around the grounds. Koi ponds, Up high, you can see a long way in the distance.

Thank Emily P
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Thank you for visiting! We open the Tower once a year to members at the sustainer level for our Founder's Weekend Celebration. Membership is a great way to enjoy unlimited admission to the Gardens.

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Helen C
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Since you are a volunteer just stop and ask the ladies at the admissions reception desk or give them a call.
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Dan H
21 August 2017|
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
The bells ring every 1/2 hour. The bell concert takes place at 1 and 3 PM daily. You get a map and the ladies at the reception desk are very helpful. If the bell schedule has changed, they will let you know. Hope this... More
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adumreb
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
MCO is the closest airport; however, it will take you about 2 hours to reach Lake Wales. I stayed at my time share resort in Kissimmee thus I do not have any information about area hotels near Bok Towers. This is a... More
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