Bok Tower Gardens

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  • 1151 Tower Boulevard
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
  • Phone: 863-676-1408
  • Location: Polk County
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Discover the real Florida and nature at its finest in a place where time stands still and a sense of peace and tranquility prevail. Located about 30 minutes from Orlando, Bok Tower Gardens is one of Florida's first attractions and best kept secrets. Voted Florida's "Best Garden," the National Historic Landmark is a truly extraordinary place unlike any other.
Nearly 50 acres of gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. surround Pinewood Estate, a 20-room, Mediterranean-style 1930s winter retreat, and the 205-foot art deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower. The pink marble and coquina stone architectural treasure houses one of the world's finest carillons. The 60 bells ring every half hour and during daily concerts at 1 and 3 p.m.
Visitors will also enjoy several new garden experiences with Hammock Hollow children’s garden offering nearly three acres of natural discovery including a refreshing water play area. Adjacent to the children’s garden is the Outdoor Kitchen and Edible Garden offering a bounty of seasonal produce. The Wild Garden encourages visitors to discover four distinctive Florida ecologies with lush native plantings, a boardwalk, wildlife pond and bog.
Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines create a year-round backdrop of a thousand shades of green for the seasonal bursts of azaleas, camellias and magnolia blooms.
Dedicated in 1929 as a gift of gratitude from Dutch immigrant Edward Bok, a humanitarian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world peace advocate, Bok Tower Gardens remains a true American treasure. Today there are nearly 700 acres of citrus groves, woodland gardens, nature trails, conservation lands and endangered plants where visitors can explore breathtaking sights around every corner.
A "must-see" Florida attraction in Orlando's backyard, Bok Tower Gardens is located just 10 miles from LEGOLAND Florida.

  • Category:  Popular Attractions
  • Distance to Walt Disney World:  33.8 Miles
  • Distance to Orlando Intl Airport (MCO): 38.8 Miles
  • Distance to Orlando Sanford Intl Airport (SFB): 62.4 Miles
  • Distance to Downtown: 45.0 Miles
  • Distance to Convention Center:  36.0 Miles
  • Distance to SeaWorld:  34.5 Miles
  • Distance to Universal:  39.1 Miles
  • Admission Price : $12
  • Hours of Operation : 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.)
  • Length of Activity : Half Day
  • Pet Boarding Available
  • Stroller/Wheelchair Rental
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quick Casual Dining
Other Amenities
  • Wheelchair Accessible