Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates 85 Years

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Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates 85 Years

Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, February 1 with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham. Your Story Is Our Story is the theme of the day’s event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The National Historic Landmark was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on February 1, 1929 as a gift to the American people from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, humanitarian and world peace advocate Edward Bok.  Bok’s grandmother told him to “make you the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it,” which he did throughout his lifetime – and it still guides the Gardens’ mission today.

 

To learn more about how to help advance Bok Tower Gardens Capital Campaign and Founder’s Day Celebration events, visit Bok Tower Gardens Founder’s Day Celebration

 

Plan Your Special Occasion or Inspired Journeys

Visitor Center and  Museum  
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Begin your visit here with a nine-minute orientation video, visit the historical museum and see changing art exhibits.

Amenities: Information, restrooms, water fountains, ATM, lost & found, first aid, shuttle, Café, Gift Shop
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Pinewood Estate  
Mon- Sat: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Sun.: noon – 3 p.m.
Experience the one-of-a-kind 1930s Mediterranean-style home on a self-guided tour. Tickets available at the Information Desk. Separate fee for entry. Pinewood Estate will be closed: Feb. 14, Apr. 25 – 27, Oct. 24 – Nov 28.
Bok Tower Cafe

Blue Palmetto Café and Tower & Garden Gift Shop
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Enjoy delicious meals and refreshments inside or on the café terrace overlooking the Gardens. Take home a bit of the Gardens – visit the Gift Shop to discover unique gifts,  books, plants and more.

Amenities: Mobility cart rentals, wheelchairs, strollers, pet pen
Bok Tower Music

Carillon Concerts  
1 & 3 p.m. daily
Listen to 30-minute carillon concerts featuring world-class carillonneur, Geert D’hollander as he play the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon. Enjoy the music from anywhere around the Tower.
Bok Tower Gardens

Olmsted Gardens 
Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Explore acres of natural beauty in our historic landscape gardens with shady resting places, nature trail and sweeping lawns. It is about a 10 minute walk to the Singing Tower from the Visitor Center, with an 8% incline.

 

Bok Tower Wedding

Plan That Special Occasion
Imagine a secluded garden where beauty and serenity combine to provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. The sun streams through a canopy of trees to illuminate lush plants and delicate blooms. The gentle sound of the wind carries the songs of many birds as the enchanting sounds of 60 carillon bells resonate throughout the gardens.

 

Click on Link and Plan Your Visit Now or Call 863-676-1408

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  • Bob and Jeannie

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Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, February 1