Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens in Central Florida is a national historic landmark, featuring Olmsted gardens, majestic bell tower, carillon concerts and Pinewood Mansion.

Explore the Beauty of Historic Bok Tower Gardens

No Central Florida vacation would be complete without a trip to historic Bok Tower Gardens, where you can rest your body and rejuvenate your spirit in a spot of beauty second to none in the country. Located in Lake Wales among Central Florida’s rolling hills of citrus, this must see historic gem has been inspiring visitors for more than 80 years.

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Come For The Gardens, Stay For The Day

Explore the lush and meticulously landscaped gardens of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., as you enjoy seasonal bursts of color among more than 150-acres of native, exotic and endangered flora and fauna.

Bok Tower Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens

The centerpiece of the Gardens is the majestic 60-bell, 205-foot Singing Tower carillon, featuring daily bell concerts at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Live concerts are scheduled seasonally from mid-October through mid-May.

Bok Tower Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens

While you're there, don't miss out on the daily tours of the 20-room Mediterranean style mansion, Pinewood Estate. After you've worked up an appetite, visit the Blue Palmetto Cafe for delicious farm-fresh food. Finish off your day with a stop in the Tower & Garden Gift Shop for unique gifts and plants for sale.

For even more things to do, stop in the Visitor's Center to learn about the area's diverse history, and pick up maps to the gardens, including the Pine Ridge Nature Trail and Preserve Trail.

Drawn to Central Florida

The third stop on our Drawn to Central Florida social media campaign tour, was Bok Tower Gardens. Lakeland artist, Josh "Bump" Galletta, describes his experience at the attraction and sketches the tower. 

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Bok Tower Gardens

You may also be interested in Lake Wales Museum & Cultural CenterPolk State Lake Wales Arts Center, or Crazy Fish Bar and Grill.

Address / Location

1151 Tower Blvd
Lake Wales, FL 33853
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Hours of Operation

Daily 8:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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every year in oct bok tower garden has free gate admission. our rather large family enjoys coming to the gardens on this free weekend.there is a lot to do during this weekend they have food... Read Full Review

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Beautiful, serene, enchanting. Bok Tower Gardens is a must for any Central Florida resident or visitor. Acres of lush gardens, plenty of shade, walking trails, a place space for children, visitor's... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Recently stopped at Bok tower on the way to Lakeland. I have been there a few times in the past. Every time I go it's a new experience. Always something new in bloom. They have now added a... Read Full Review

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