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Bok Tower Gardens- Beyond The Parks Edition

Bok Tower Gardens is a National Landmark. Enjoy bird watching, geocaching and photography opportunities while trail hiking. No scheduled performances here, it’s all about natures show.

Bok Tower Gardens boasts one of the greatest works of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The meandering, historic landscape garden was designed to be a contemplative and informal woodland setting offering a series of romantic recesses and tranquil resting spots, picturesque vistas and breathtaking views of the Singing Tower. Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines fashion a lush backdrop for flowering foliage and the spectacular seasonal color of azaleas, camellias and magnolias. It includes 126 different species of birds as well as the threatened gopher tortoise and endangered eastern indigo snake. The grounds of Bok Tower Gardens is a designated site on the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Looking up at the 205-foot neo-Gothic and art deco Singing Tower carillon is an experience like no other.  The Tower houses one of the world’s finest carillons. The Singing Tower carillon concerts are at 1 & 3 p.m. daily with short selections played on the hour and half-hour. The carillon schedule features live concerts by Geert D’hollander mid-October through mid-May, Thursday to Sunday.

Recordings from the Anton Brees Carillon Library collection can be heard during the summer months from mid-May to mid-October. Concerts can be heard throughout the Gardens.

Dine at the Blue Palmetto Café serving up a variety of delicious signature salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps for all to enjoy. The menu also features fruit and speciality desserts, beer and wine. Relax indoors or on our patio overlooking the beautiful Gardens.

Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853, USA, 863-676-1408