Caladium Festival at Bok Tower Gardens

By: Jessica Roberts

Long regarded as summer’s most popular plant, caladiums have charmed the gardening world with their colorful heart-shaped foliage. Explore the heart of Bok Tower Gardens with a special caladium trail that meaders from the Visitor Center to Pinewood Estate August 1 through 31.

The trail features thousands of plants and highlights over 20 different caldium varieties. Visitors will be provided festival map to follow the trail and learn more about caladium care.

The festival also includes a series of plant education events that are included in general admission and free for members. Caladium plants and bulbs will be available for purchase at The Shop at Bok.

Caladium Festival

Caladium Festival

How to use Caladiums Successfully in the Landscape 

August 1 from
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join 3rd generation Caladium farmer Terri Bates for an informative talk about the history of the industry as well as tips on growing happy and healthy Caladiums in your garden.

Classic Caladiums with Robin Heath 

August 8 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Looking for ideas on how to add color to your garden during the long, hot summer months? Robin with Classic Caladiums of Avon Park, Florida will share information about vigorous and beautiful varieties to make.

Caladium Walk 

August 15 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet at the Visitor Center and then join master grower John Arnett on a tour of The Gardens’ caladium trail and learn more about growing these beautiful plants in your backyard.

Caladium Festival

Caladium Festival

August is also Florida Residents Month. To receive 50% off general admission to the Gardens, residents must present a valid Florida driver’s license or ID at time of purchase. Offer not available online.

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens

You may also be interested in Gardens, Parks and Playgrounds or Lake Wales.

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