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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Peace and Tranquility

We live about 10 minutes from this Florida treasure and are sustainer members so we can go anytime... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Janice W
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Lake Wales, Florida
Pleasant surprise!

I had never been to Bok Tower Gardens before and I am SO glad we went! The grounds are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
KKJBB3
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Richmond, Virginia
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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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  • Poor1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We live about 10 minutes from this Florida treasure and are sustainer members so we can go anytime and spend as much or as little time on each visit and usually always enjoy a delicious lunch at the Palmetto Cafe. The grounds and scenery are...More

Thank Janice W
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your continued membership and love of the Gardens.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had never been to Bok Tower Gardens before and I am SO glad we went! The grounds are beautiful, it's educational, the carillon plays amazing music, and the house is interesting! I cannot say enough nice things about being here! We visited on the...More

Thank KKJBB3
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for making the trip to Bok Tower Gardens. The drive is worth the fresh air and relaxation. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We visited Bok Tower Gardens in April. We also paid to tour the house that is adjacent to the gardens. It was unseasonably warm the day we went (low 90's), and, as is normal in Florida, the humidity was high. We didn't let that stop...More

Thank Janet M
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review with Trip Advisor. We will pass along your comments to our Blue Palmetto Cafe team. We look forward to your next visit to Bok Tower Gardens.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful property, building, and history. The gardens and trails are very relaxing. There's a new children's garden that makes it a great destination for the whole family. The views are stunning and the tower is from another world. I cannot express enough great things about...More

Thank Jesse W
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your kind review with Trip Advisor and visiting the Gardens. Hammock Hollow is becoming one of Central Florida's best destinations for families. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We were so impressed with the children's garden. We took our daughter-in-law and grandchildren and we had a wonderful day. The children's garden was perfect with plenty of things to do and explore. This is a great addition. The next improvement was a shuttle golf...More

Thank Tami T
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our shuttle service to the Tower and Pinewood Estate is a great resource for families as the walk can be challenging for little ones. We are so glad you visited and look forward to your return. Hammock Hollow has quickly become one of the highlights...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Tower is lovely, and the setting spectacular. Every Christmas I take the kids to see the decorations in the Christmas House in which each room is decorated differently each year by local decorators. They now have a really good playground for kids as well,...More

Thank judy m
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your kind review with Trip Advisor. We are excited for the holidays to return to Pinewood Estate. Please make plans to visit the Holiday Home Tour this year as the Buck family enjoys a Christmas retreat in the grandeur of the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Visited there over 60 years ago as a child. Appreciate the beauty and the plants much more as an adult. For Florida tourist attractions, it's definitely a unique experience. The restaurant is worth the trip in itself--wish I lived closer, I'd eat there at least...More

Thank Marcia L
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We will share your kind words with our Blue Palmetto Cafe staff. Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review.

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Bok Tower Gardens is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon and just slow down. The Singing Tower is beautiful as are the gardens and views from the “mountain.” There is a lot of history at this location. Philanthropist Bok would resign his position at...More

Thank Robert B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your review and visiting the Gardens.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place to go to for reflection and beauty. They have a great cafe and the staff...paid and volunteer...are so helpful. Dont forget to visit pinewood estate too.

Thank DONJRN
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

It was nearly 50 years ago that I first visited Bok Tower. I remember going with my family mostly to hear the Carillon concert. My father was a musician so he was naturally drawn to the Tower. My wife and I went recently to take...More

Thank Scott H
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your fond memories with the Trip Advisor community. We are glad you were able to make the return visit to the Gardens. The carillon concerts are held each day at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. We look forward to your next...More

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Helen C
25 August 2017|
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
Since you are a volunteer just stop and ask the ladies at the admissions reception desk or give them a call.
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Dan H
22 August 2017|
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
The bells ring every 1/2 hour. The bell concert takes place at 1 and 3 PM daily. You get a map and the ladies at the reception desk are very helpful. If the bell schedule has changed, they will let you know. Hope this... More
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adumreb
12 July 2017|
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
MCO is the closest airport; however, it will take you about 2 hours to reach Lake Wales. I stayed at my time share resort in Kissimmee thus I do not have any information about area hotels near Bok Towers. This is a... More
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