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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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My kids loved it

I have 7 year old twins. A boy and a girl. They both loved the children's garden. There are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sumner904
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Bradenton, Florida
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Another wonderful find in our own "backyard"

Yet another wonderful day trip. May have to come back and see everything decorated for the Holidays... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kay D
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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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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have 7 year old twins. A boy and a girl. They both loved the children's garden. There are paths to walk to and there is a place to feed the fish. It's all outdoors and I pretty much force my kids to be outdoors...More

Thank sumner904
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yet another wonderful day trip. May have to come back and see everything decorated for the Holidays in December, especially Pinewood Estate.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice stroll around the gardens plenty of greenery which I loved very much being quite the outdoor person. You can stroll around the gardens or even get a golf cart to take you around at no extra cost which is great for older...More

Thank Maxine c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolling through the botanical gardens while listning to the melody of the bells coming from the Singing Tower carillon lets my stress ebb away and I feel Grounded again. Lovely place. If your ever in the area a must see.

Thank Kayaker1photographer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose the Bok Tower and Gardens for a special day out for our anniversary. If you enjoy walking among beautiful landscape, gardens and scenery, you will love this place. Previous reviewers offered details on the grounds, so I will focus on...More

4  Thank ASC2078
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bok Tower Gardens are a jewel in Central Florida. I won't waste time recounting the fascinating history of the gardens. That is best learned onsite. I will say this. We have visited many nature preserves/gardens over the years and this is one of the...More

1  Thank Late_Apex_014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks then visit Bok Tower. Informative Visitor Centre - watch the film before you wander the gardens. Beautiful gardens, great views, varied walks and trails in the most stunning peaceful setting....More

Thank milburn60
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The summer months can be quite sunny; however, many of the trails are shaded by the ancient oaks that surround the Gardens. One of the coolest spots in Central Florida is around the Tower where the sunshine is shielded by the magnificent oak trees and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently made a trip to Bok Tower Gardens, and it was worth the drive. Luckily it was a nice sunny day, with a few clouds overhead, which made it nice weather. We were able to spot a lot of Red Cardinals, and Woodpeckers during...More

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making the trip to visit our Gardens and Tower. The wildlife in our area never disappoints and we are glad you were able to enjoying a few hours being entertained by the birds who make Bok Tower Gardens their home. We look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. We basically did just the children's garden. Lovely. They kids had a great time. This is so relaxing for the adults while the kids play in areas made just for them.

Thank leah Y
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed Hammock Hollow! Please return to visit more of our garden areas and hiking trails. Thank you for posting a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to enjoy a peaceful stroll around the grounds this is your place. Flowers, trees, plants, gardens, fish pond and beautiful landscape. The tower is amazing with its detail. You can walk or shuttle(golf cart) in certain areas. Most everything is wheelchair accessible,...More

Thank Doe1329
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review and sharing valuable visitor information. We offer a ribbon of paved pathways through all parts of the Garden. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to your return.

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eagle3jesu
Are there any hummingbirds?
20 April 2017|
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Response from JenJens5 | Reviewed this property |
Can't say I seen any when I was there. You would be best asking the people who work there as they would have more of an insight to creatures that live there.
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Bettybu36
Are dogs allow in the garden?
12 April 2017|
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Response from clearlylovesfood | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any. You might call them to ask. Enjoy.
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Betty W
Are the bells played every day? If so what is the times? Is the restaurant near the tower? Is the gift shop very far from the tower?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Erica S | Property representative |
Hi Betty - this is Erica Smith from Bok Tower Gardens. The bells chime on the hour and a short recorded program plays on the hour and half hour. We have 30 minute concerts at 1pm and 3pm (live concerts occur... More
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