Bok Tower Gardens Classroom

Lunch & Learn: The Secrets of Antique Heart Cypress

Sep 7, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Over a century ago, Florida’s “gentle giants” – virgin, ancient and massive bald cypress trees – were logged and rafted down river to waiting mills for lumber. During the process, many of the densest logs sank to the bottom. Thanks to the restoration efforts of the Goodwin Company, of Micanopy, Florida these amazing logs are now seeing the light of day as beautiful reclaimed building products. This fascinating history of cypress sinker logs will be presented by Goodwin Company’s resident historian and antique wood expert Jeffrey Forbes.

Lunch & Learn Series

Gardening in Florida is very different than in other parts of the U.S., but can be productive and fun if you know how! Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales is proud to partner with the University of Florida's IFAS Extension Service to provide programs that enable Florida residents to learn the best practices and methods to garden successfully in this unique environment. 

Bring your favorite lunch, picnic in the Gardens, or opt for a fresh choice from the Blue Palmetto Café. All Lunch & Learn events are included with general admission and free to members.

Other Events

  • September 21 - Florida-Friendly Landscaping
  • October 5 - Exploring Cuba
  • October 19 - Natural Products for Pest Control
  • November 2 - Proper Pruning
  • December 7 - Holiday Color with Plants
  • January 4 - Growing and Cooking with Common Herbs

You may also be interested in Bok Tower Gardens or Lake Wales.