Bok Tower Gardens
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
Nearly 50 acres of garden
designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. surround Pinewood Estate, a 20-room,
Mediterranean-style 1930’s 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 pound 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.
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.