Discover the beauty of winter during Bok Tower Garden’s Peak Bloom in Lake Wales.

Nearly 50 acres of landscaped gardens transform into a rainbow of color each winter at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. Visitors enjoying a Central Florida vacation will notice more than 150 varieties of camellias, hundreds of azaleas along with nun’s orchids, irises, violas, snapdragons, dianthus, hollyhocks and more during Peak Bloom.

Johnny Jump Ups at Bok Tower Gardens
Johnny Jump Ups at Bok Tower Gardens

Peak Bloom Tours

Volunteer garden guides lead visitors on an hour-long winter walking tour, sharing information about the winter flora and fauna, with tours leading from the Visitor Center to the Singing Tower.

Get more information about daily tours on our Calendar of Events.

Mondays – Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Azalea Path at Bok Tower Gardens
Azalea Path at Bok Tower Gardens

While those up north observe the fall’s changing of tree leaves, Central Floridians and area visitors celebrate spring’s blooming of not only flowers, but of trees as well, and it just so happens that Bok Tower Gardens is home to native plums, pink and yellow tabebuia and deciduous magnolias that will bloom with the flowers during this spectacular season.

Poster Image for Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida

More Reasons to Visit

If you’re not already convinced, here are Bok Tower Gardens’ Top 10 Reasons to Visit During Peak Bloom:

  1. Garden photography with a beautiful spring backdrop.
  2. Daily Guided Garden Tours. Get more information about daily tours on our Calendar of Events.
  3. Watching Geert D’hollander play the carillon live at 1 & 3 p.m. (Thursday-Sunday).
  4. Hiking the 1.5 mile Preserve Trail and seeing the citrus up-close.
  5. Geocaching on the Pine Ridge Trail with friends.
  6. Enjoying an ice cream while watching for hummingbirds at the Blue Palmetto Café.
  7. Picnicking on the Great Lawn.
  8. Learning about horticulture from the Great Garden Speaker Series.
  9. Indoor concerts in the Visitor Center and Pinewood Estate.
  10. Shopping in the Tower & Garden Gift Shop for a unique treasure or plant to take home.
Hammock Hollow Children's Garden
Hammock Hollow Children's Garden

Hammock Hollow Children's Garden

Think back to when you played outdoors as a child. What did those moments mean to you?

Bok Tower Gardens' new 2.7-acre children's garden is now open. A place of hands-on fun, natural beauty and creative play. A place to discover, explore, pretend, search and splash. A place to learn about plants, nature and where food comes from.

Reflecting the unique spirit of Bok Tower Gardens, this garden teaches children about conservation and their vital connection to both animals and plants. There is beautiful art, cooling water features, vibrant plantings, a boardwalk, performance stage and music area. Children have things to climb on, under and through, as well as places to build, dig and create.

Read more about Hammock Hollow on our Blog.