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Bok Tower Gardens

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Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
Phone Number: 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. Around the Gardens the curious will find secret garden paths, picture rubbing posts as well as three geocache locations!

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Amazing place, but a bit of a drive

Beautiful place, very well kept with wonderful views at the top by the tower. The walking trails are beautifully landscaped and if you can't walk too far, there are convenient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
twokuhns
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Kissimmee, Florida

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place, very well kept with wonderful views at the top by the tower. The walking trails are beautifully landscaped and if you can't walk too far, there are convenient shuttles. Can't wait for the new outdoor kitchen and the huge new chi,dress center to open. Iwould put this on a must do for a quiet afternoon.

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Bok Tower Gardens is a bit off the beaten path but an enjoyable drive from Orlando and Tampa. A visit to our beautiful Gardens is worth the drive! Thank you again for visiting. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great free Easter Service. They have a good brunch after the he service. Service is outdoors so be prepared for rain. MN

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your fond memories! More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bok Tower and Gardens is a wonder to behold. The fabulous planting throughout the site creates an ever changing spectacle as the seasons progress through the year. Easy walking paths (not all are paved) enhance the experience. And the prime attraction is the magnificent Bok Tower Bells that provides a 30 minute concert at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm each... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review advice. The Tower is a magnificent gift from Edward Bok. The carillon schedule features live concerts by Geert D’hollander mid-October through mid-May, Thursday to Sunday. Please visit again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This spectacular garden is second to none. The trails lead you into many different types of plants. This is a safe family friendly environment. You can take in a movie about the tower, sit quietly inside a small house and relax. The tower is surrounded by large fish just waiting to be fed by visitors. There is a small café... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your kind review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know what I was expecting and am not sure why the word Gardens in the title of the place didn't register with me, but, I actually ended up enjoying this place even though I'm a guy and it was mostly about walking around looking at flowers and plants. In my head I think I was solely focused on... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to post your kind review. We offer a complimentary water bottle filling station near the Alexander Discovery Classroom adjacent to the Outdoor Kitchen. We have several picnicking areas and our Blue Palmetto Cafe also offers a picnic basket service. We are a large garden and walking is a part of the experience.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the pre-Disney era Florida abounded with these kinds of iconic and idiosyncratic destinations. Most have declined or vanished all together. At 80 years old Bok Tower and Gardens once was a bit banged up and shaggy but I am happy to say that my assumptions were wrong and this old girl has not only been restored but is undergoing... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a detailed review! Your information will be very helpful for new visitors. Hammock Hollow Children's Garden will open September 10 and will offer an amazing nature play experience. Please visit again soon. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have toured many botanical gardens on the east coast and each is so different than the other. None has a carillon like Bok Tower Gardens however! We SO enjoyed walking down the many manicured mulched paths to see where they took us. The map provided at the visitor center is pretty good. You can't really get lost if you... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and suggestions. The historic Olmsted Gardens were purposely designed to offer "garden rooms" and the mulch pathways lead into the quiet areas for meditation and relaxation. We are working on a new map that will include our new Hammock Hollow Children's Garden that opens September 10th. Visit again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful gardens and sites to see. The movie they ask you to watch makes you appreciate the property all that more.

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to enjoy our video. A few minutes in our theater is great way to start your tour. More 

Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a half day trip here before I plane departed. After a week of theme parks this was a soothing and relaxing way to end our trip. I wish we'd taken a day in the middle of the week for these gardens to allow more time. The gardens were beautiful. If you love photography you should not miss this... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your insight and review. A visit to Bok Tower Gardens is the perfect way to recharge after spending time in the theme parks. We have started a Bok Tower Gardens Photography Group on Facebook. Be sure to share your pictures! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bok Tower Gardens last week on a day trip. Admission to the Gardens is $12 and another $6 to visit the restored Mediterranean home on the property. We only paid for the Gardens admission. While the grounds are beautiful, it was a hot day with lots of flying bugs (our mistake for visiting in summer). There are several... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Bok Tower Gardens. We are sharing your comments with our visitor services staff to address some of the directional issues. Guests can enjoy live carillon concerts during the fall, winter and spring months performed by our carillonneur Geert D'hollander. We have opened several new garden areas - the Wild Garden which features four... More 

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