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Bok Tower Gardens

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Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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+1 863-676-1408
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of...

Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of Florida’s natural habitats on the Pine Ridge Trail. You can also discover the history of Edward W. Bok and the building of his 205 foot Singing Tower and tour the historic Pinewood Estate mansion to catch a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of the 1930s. Around the Gardens the curious will find secret garden paths, picture rubbing posts as well as three geocache locations!

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Beatuful day at Bok Tower Gardens

Visited Bok Tower Gardens today with a friend that lives in Lake Wales. We had a lovely lunch at the cafe and then walked to the tower on a trail through beautiful gardens. We saw... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Bok Tower Gardens today with a friend that lives in Lake Wales. We had a lovely lunch at the cafe and then walked to the tower on a trail through beautiful gardens. We saw the outdoor kitchen and edible garden where events are held. Such a great concept. Then off to the exhibit and gift shop. The grounds are... More 

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Sao Luis, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place so bad. It is so calm and beautiful. There are orange trees on the road, even the smell is wonderful. The nature playground is best my daughter has ever played at and it is Waldorf style. The carillon is a beauty on itself. Just pay attention to the performance times. Really great place to be at... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

We offer Carillon concerts at 1pm and 3pm and the tower chimes on the hour. Thank you visiting and complimenting our Hammock Hollow Children's Gardens. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Bay View, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They were holding a special day for dog owners in the gardens sponsored by the Humane Society. The park is very nice with a shuttle service to different areas. The area around the gothic styled a Tower was magnificent. Great place to go and spend a beautiful day.

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

We offer two special days for canine companions. Our Dog Day of Winter is in January and Dog Day of Summer is in September. Please visit again soon. More 

Harrison Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a pleasant surprise. One tip: get here early to avoid waiting in line. The house is very cool and the carillion is fabulous! A lot time to visit all 3 parts: house, gardens and carillion.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get inspired. Visit often. Enjoy the views, the plantings, the peace and quiet, the carillon concerts, the food, and more. Bring your visiting friends and family. They will thank you!

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Thank foodieme26
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very beautiful hidden gem that not many people know about. Very scenic and you will spend all day just going around and still now be able to see it all. Amazing views

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went just after Christmas. Day was beautiful. Gardens are well kept. Very relaxing listening to the carrillon. Visited the mansion nearby that was beautifully decorated. Staff was very informative and friendly. I want to go in the springtime next when the azaleas are blooming.

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Thank alonsojfour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been meaning to come visit again since the last was about 40 years ago. Although many things have changed some things remained the same. The gardens ranging from Pollinator, Edible, Wild gardens and a wetland boardwalk that meanders thru a wetland prairie and bog, accentuates the word meander. There is always something blooming to admire or just sit on one... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit and we had a tour this time of the house which was very special.This is a place to spend a few hours The tower is one of kind and the grounds are wonderful.

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Hudson, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful place, so much to take in. Gardens, walking, history, botany, architecture, art, music. Wow!! make sure you have enough time to take it all in. We ran out of time and I did not get to see all the gardens. We went at Christmas time and toured the house, all decorated. It was a wonderful treat. We all... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your kind review. Please visit again during the spring for Peak Bloom. More 

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