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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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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. Enjoy the all new Children's Garden, Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen and Wild Garden. Visitor Center includes exhibits on the life of Edward Bok and the Carillon. Enjoy a healthy meal at the Blue Palmetto Cafe and take home a memento from the Tower shop.

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Great day trip

On a recent visit to Orlando we decided to forgo the theme parks for one day and take in the gardens. It is truly a beautiful place. We also toured the mansion and. Surrounding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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douglasville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent visit to Orlando we decided to forgo the theme parks for one day and take in the gardens. It is truly a beautiful place. We also toured the mansion and. Surrounding area. Get there early find a bench and soak in the sun. Wait for the bells and relax. Thats something you don't normally do when describing... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed Bok Gardens Tower very much. We had a fabulous guide who was very knowledgable and could answer any question posed to her. It does include walking but at a leisurely pace. The Gardens are fabulous and the history of Bok Gardens reflects philanthropic character of so many Americans. We purchase a seasons pass which provides us with discounted... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had not been to Bok Tower Gardens in several years and were reminded why we should go more often. It is absolutely beautiful and impeccably maintained. The winding paths and number of different gardens are wonderful. The new children's garden is amazingly different and probably the best one we've ever seen. We also recommend the free tour. Bok is... More 

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Brillion, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With it's winding path ways, beautiful gardens, and grand carillon Bok Tower Gardens was a great way to take in something real and unusual while visiting Florida. As a Master Gardener in my own state, I loved the gardens, and the trees...you can't help but love the expansive trees with moss waving in the breeze. The acreage the gardens and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bok Tower and Gardens is a beautiful nature sanctuary. They have recently added some attractions including a children's garden and a kitchen garden. There are other beautiful display gardens and a paved walking path making it accessible for everyone. Their beautiful carrillon plays on the hour, and there are two live concerts per day, adding to the experience. There is... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens, touring the mansion was informative. Nice cafe for lunch. The carillon was amazing and worth waiting for the concert.

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Milford, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a sunny morning, felt miles away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando's theme parks. Several different gardens to explore, with lovely plantings, water features, native long leaf pine forest with wildflowers, dozens of endangered plants. Gardens are at top of ridge, with panoramic views. At the pinnacle is the colorful, beautiful Art Deco carillon tower Edward Bok erected... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a very special place, this is nature at it's best this would be a great place for a wedding.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bok Tower has beautiful gardens and history for visitors to come and relax. There are picnic grounds as well and special events throughout the year. The gift shop and the tour of the Bok home is essential to do as well. There are bell chimes you can hear in the area that serve as a reminder of our town's personality... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful "old Florida" park. The main attraction is the amazing tower. The marble, the carvings, the tile work, and of course, the bells. It was created by true artisans, and commissioned by a genius of a man, Mr. Bok. Be sure to listen to the film at the visitor's center, and read about the history of Mr.... More 

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