A true love of nature leaps off Taylor Ikin’s synthetic painting surface called YUPO, a tree-free paper that is the basis of her nature-based artwork. Described by critics as heartfelt and empathetic, Taylor’s paintings incorporate the wonder and beauty of the natural world and will on display in the Visitor Center through April 16, 2015.
Less formal than watercolor classes, instructor Owen Jolly leads demonstrations, plein-air and self-directed activities. Intermediate and advanced students explore painting techniques and drawing skills. Discover your creativity! Club meets Thursdays, from Jan. 29 to Apr. 16. Entire series is $200 per person. Register online or call 863.734.1222.
Members of Bok Tower Gardens with 20 years of membership or more are invited to a special breakfast, a private viewing of rarely seen archival items from the Chao Research Center, and an opportunity to cross the moat around the Singing Tower. Reservations are required at 863.734.1233.
Join us on Founder’s Day Weekend January 31 and February 1 for an opportunity to cross the moat surrounding the Singing Tower for a closer look at the Great Brass Door. Carillonneur Geert D’hollander performs special concerts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. during which time the moat will close. Included with general Gardens admission.
Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of a full moon, a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours. Opt to have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Cafe before the concert, for an additional fee. $5/person; free for members.
Learn how to plan and prep your garden for our unique Florida climate. Bring your lunch or purchase one from the Blue Palmetto Cafe. Session takes place in the Magnolia Room inside the Visitor Center. Included with general Gardens admission.
Be one of the lucky couples to enjoy a romantic evening at the 1930s Mediterranean-style Pinewood Estate during this exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner. Space is limited; reservations are required. For more information, call 863.734.1222.
Commemorate President’s Day with special concerts featuring patriotic musical selections on the Singing Tower.
Birds are colorful, graceful and intelligent, yet most of us know very little about them. From their physiological adaptations to their complex language, start to understand these winged wonders so you can better appreciate and protect them. Bring your lunch or purchase one from the Blue Palmetto Cafe. Session takes place in the Magnolia Room inside the Visitor Center. Included with general Gardens admission.
Members at the Sustainer Level and above are invited to an exclusive tour of the Founder’s Room inside the Singing Tower at 9:45, 10:45, 11:45 or 12:45. Reservations required at 863.734.1233