To mark the 85th anniversary of Bok Tower Gardens and the 90th anniversary since the first Florida Citrus Queen pageant, a new historical exhibit presents the untold story of how Florida’s citrus culture shaped the economy, lifestyle and landscape of Polk County and Bok Tower Gardens. Included with admission.
Celebrate Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens, featuring a special 20th anniversary edition of the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate. Capture the holiday spirit when you and your family tour the 20-room, Mediterranean-style mansion and enjoy your favorite holiday design themes from the past 19 years. $20 per person; $9 children ages 5-12. Prices include general admission. Members: $7 adults; $6 children ages 5-12. Children under 5 admitted free.
Volunteer garden guides lead visitors on an hour-long walking tour sharing information about the winter flora and fauna, with tours leading from Pinewood Estate to the Singing Tower.
The River of Stone at the Visitor Center courtyard features hand-made displays, while unique red and white poinsettias steal the show in hanging arrangements outside of Pinewood Estate. Included with admission.
Celebrate Christmas Day at the Gardens with free Holiday Home Tours**, and enjoy the sounds of the season with live concerts on the Singing Tower at 1 & 3 p.m. Included with admission.
Spend an evening under the stars with your family and enjoy “Elf” on the big screen. Included with $5 admission; ages 5 and up.
The Rising Artist Series features up-and-coming artists in the intimate setting of Pinewood Estate. Faculty and hand-picked scholars from Harrison School for the Arts perform a variety of classical programs with piano, strings, woodwinds, guitar and vocals. $25/person or $65/series.
Less formal than watercolor classes, instructor Owen Jolley 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.
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.
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