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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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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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Beautiful, Peaceful, and Scenic

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brillion, Wisconsin
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Brillion, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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Thank barbarafowler48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful garden to visit, when you are in the area. I loved the scenery. So pack a bag and have a picnic. This garden is awesome...I will be returning.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 (kids ages 12, 9, and 5) love coming here. We have probably come 6 out of the last 8 years, always in mid- to late-February so that we can see both the camellias and the azaleas. This year, the Children's Garden was new to us, and it was spectacular. We spent 5 or 6 hours at... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday here walking the gardens. The tower is magnificent with beautiful stonework and ironwork on the gates. There is a reflection pond in front of the tower. The garden is on a hill (yes, a real hill in Florida) and the view from the top is very pretty. Trees lined with Spanish moss, an estate with... More 

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