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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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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Blast from the past

When I was in College I used to go to Bok Tower to study and relax. 20+ years later I went back for a visit... Wow it's changed and yet stayed the same... It now has paved walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I was in College I used to go to Bok Tower to study and relax. 20+ years later I went back for a visit... Wow it's changed and yet stayed the same... It now has paved walk ways and landscaping... Making it more accessible and beautiful than I remember. They even have a shuttle for those who need it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bok Tower Garden is set on a high spot above a lake and surrounding orange groves. The kitchen garden and children's garden were particularly good. The Japanese camellias and azaleas were in bloom also. Great spot for birdwatching and nice cafe and gift shop. The carillon has hourly music plus concerts twice a day. You can sit in the shape... More 

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

The gardens and plantings are beautiful. Very nicely done. Would highly recommend this on a cooler day.

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Western MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens and grounds. Great 50 minute tour. We got there around 11, took in the 15 minute movie and the visitor's center. Then had a lunch in time for the 12 noon tour which ends at the beautiful tower, in time for the 30 minute concert. Then walked through other areas. Figure 3-4 hours. Great day and worth the... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Thank Bjming50
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and enjoying our new garden spaces. Be sure to check our website for culinary events and classes. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Sao Luis, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Thank Olivia P
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Thank bruce771
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 4 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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Thank Linda S
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your kind review. A tour of Pinewood Estate is included in our combo admission. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Please visit again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Thank Tearra S
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

We are glad you discovered our beautiful gardens and shared your kind review. We look forward to future visits. More 

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