You don’t have to be a gardener to love this Florida adventure. People who have ever visited Bok Tower Gardens, rave about it … and we are in huge fans of this special place as well. It feels like taking a step back in time and is incredibly enjoyable for people of all ages.
Located in the heart of Central Florida, between Tampa and Orlando near Lake Wales, Bok Tower Gardens includes 50 acres of luscious vegetation, a 205-foot art deco Singing Tower Carillon and a Mediterranean style home called the Pinewood Estate.
It all started with Edward Bok, a Dutch immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1869 at the age of six. Unable to speak English as a young boy, Bok worked tirelessly and fastidiously as an office boy in the Western Union Telegraph Company, eventually becoming publisher of the popular Ladies Home Journal. He was also a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and an advocate for the environment and world peace.