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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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Bok Tower Gardens and Pinewood Estate Admission

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Bok tower and Pinewood Estate

Gentle stroll though safe paths of beautiful flora and fauna of Florida. Listening to the haunting melodies,of the Carillon. 60 bells sing tinkle many songs from morning has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jill C
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gentle stroll though safe paths of beautiful flora and fauna of Florida. Listening to the haunting melodies,of the Carillon. 60 bells sing tinkle many songs from morning has broken to street where to live. I have never heard a sound like. Thinking it would be the usual bells in the belfry rendition but it turned up to be a gaint... More 

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

The Children's Garden officially opens September 10 and will offer nearly 3 acres of nature play and discovery. Thank you for visiting and sharing your insight. The International Carillon Festival in March will offer visitors the opportunity to hear concerts featuring the world's best carillonneurs. More 

Altamonte Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to spend at least a couple of hours wandering around the grounds and enjoy a beautiful selection of plants and flowers. There are paths, benches, butterflies, and at 1 pm and 3 pm, you can enjoy the carillon of the singing tower. The visitor center has a small museum with the history of the gardens,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive into the Bok Tower Gardens is a beautiful one. Long winding drive, pretty land... all the while you can see the coral colored rower get closer. You pull into the parking lot and then you hear it... the bells. The tower is a giant carillon and the music is couldn't be more fitting amidst the lovely surroundings. Gorgeous... More 

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

We offer sustaining members the opportunity to tour the Founder's Room inside the Tower once a year. We also allow visitors to "cross the moat" once a year as a part of the Founder's Day celebration. Information on sustaining membership is available on our website. Thank you for visiting and sharing your review. More 

Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bells are beautiful and so is the landscaping. Lots of pretty paths to walk on. Very romantic. It's in the middle of no where so make it your destination for a day long outing. Definitely worth it to hear the bells.

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

Part of the charm of Bok Tower Gardens is the relaxing drive through some of Florida's most beautiful landscapes. While off the beaten path, we are so glad you discovered our beautiful Gardens. Thank you for your kind review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bol Gardens is breathtaking beautiful gardens beautiful music Blue Palmetto - great cafe nice place to learn about Florida history

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

Thank you for sharing your review. More 

Groveland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable and affordable way to spend an afternoon or day. ($12 adult) I've lived in Florida for about 18 years and finally visited for the first time the other day and I was not disappointed. It was HOT (August), but there is enough shade to sit comfortably and listen to the beautiful sounds from the tower. The grounds... More 

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

The best way to enjoy Bok Tower Gardens is with an annual membership that provided unlimited admission throughout the year. Our live carillon concerts begin in the fall and continue through May. We are so excited you discovered our Gardens and look forward to your next visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take time to discover one of the finest gardens in Florida. You'll Enjoy landscaped gardens and natural habitats. You'll experience beautiful architecture and listen to serine music from 60 bells in the Singing Tower. Enjoy.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We encourage you to visit again in the spring for our International Carillon Festival. More 

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

We stopped in on our way from Orlando to Naples because we're rarely in the area and I'd never been here before. It's absolutely gorgeous! We were only in the garden for about half an hour before afternoon summer storms rained us out but we will definitely be making plans to come back for a visit once the weather is... More 

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

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is a splendid time to visit! Pinewood Estate is the jewel of the holiday season and our Winter Walking Tours are a great way to learn more about the plants growing in the gardens. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Laval, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are ever going from Tampa to Orlando or vice-versa this is the place to stop by. Quite frankly the kids won't enjoy it as much as adults (except maybe for the numerous koi fish in the pond surrounding the tower). My suggestion: if you are not planning to do an extensive visit you are better off to come... More 

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

Our Hammock Hollow Children's Garden opens September 10th and will provide nearly 3 acres of nature play unlike any public garden in the nation. Thank you for your kind review and visit again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop on our self guided 'tour' of Florida. We really enjoyed the 'hike'. Apparently the highest altitude in Florida was here, so our roughest hike was out of the way at the first destination we stopped at, which was not a noticeable hike. If we had not read that it was the highest point in all... More 

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

Pictures of the interior of the tower are available on our website. We do permit sustaining members to access the tower once a year in celebration of our Founder's Weekend. Please make plans to visit again during the holidays when the halls of Pinewood Estate are spectacular! More 

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