Attractions

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. 

Blog Post & Sketch Video
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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Contact Info

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info@boktower.org
863-676-1408

Hours of Operation

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

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Nature & Outdoors

Take an armchair journey to Cuba at Bok Tower Gardens. Bring lunch or opt for takeout at the Blue Palmetto Café.

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Reviews

5 Star Rating

The new children's garden/play area at Bok Tower Gardens is very nice. It is a "natural" play area with trees and rocks for climbing and a water play area. There is also an old pump where children... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

One of my relatives who lives in central Florida recommended this as a day trip outing while I was visiting mainly to go to Walt Disney World. I'm so glad we went! My mom and I enjoyed walking the... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

Worth the trip to see an architectural gem from yesteryear in the Florida Highlands. Aside from Florida's springs, this is the most beautiful Florida inland location I've seen. You wouldn't expect... Read Full Review

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