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Bok Tower Gardens

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Categories: Attraction, Tourist attraction, Gardens, Day trip

Features: Guided tours, Hiking trails, Kid-friendly

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Parking: Lot

Admission: For the Gardens and Pinewood Estate, tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for children (5-12); Gardens only: $10 and $3.

Located east of Tampa, near Lake Wales, Bok Tower Gardens offers spacious landscaped gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. (his father designed Central Park and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate), a 1930s era winter estate and the "Singing Tower." The centerpiece is 60-bell carillon atop Bok Tower that can be heard ringing out over the 250 acres of gardens daily at 1 and 3 p.m.

If you're interested in touring the tower, though, be aware that only those who have a membership to the Gardens are eligible. And even then, those tours are limited.

The gardens also host concerts at various times of the year, including moonlight concerts in the spring.

Events at Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Cooking Class
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:00pm
Fresh Bites: Craft Beer & Cuisine
Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:00pm
Fresh Bites: Brining & Pickling

Bok Tower Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:00pm
Proper Pruning

Celebrated Chef Series: Three Authors and a Rancher
Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:00pm

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