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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
Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00pm
Paella and Sangria: Perfect Pair
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:00pm
Fresh Bites: Craft Beer & Cuisine

Bok Tower Garden Workshop
Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:00am
Perennial Vegetables

Bok Tower Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:00pm
Natural Products for Pest Control

Rootstock Plant and Garden Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:00am
Sunday, October 16, 2016 8:00am

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