Tower & Gardens

Visitor Center

Begin your visit to Bok Tower Gardens with a stop in the Visitor Center. Our friendly volunteer staff will help you make the most of your visit by sharing information about getting around the Gardens and introducing you to the Gardens with a 9-minute orientation film.

Information Desk

As you begin your visit to the Gardens, pick up a Visitor Guide & Map, Garden Adventure Guide, or Discovery Backpack from our volunteer staff in the Visitor Center lobby. For the duration of your visit, our volunteers are glad to answer any questions you might have.

Orientation Film

This 9-minute film is played continuously throughout the day in the Visitor Center Theater. For those who aren’t familiar with Edward W. Bok, the Singing Tower, or Pinewood Estate, this film is a great way to find out everything about what Bok Tower Gardens has to offer.

Exhibit Hall

These historical displays provide insight on Edward W. Bok’s life and influence, as well as the history behind the Singing Tower and Gardens. Visitors can see the original carillon keyboard, learn more about the habitat of the Lake Wales Ridge, and much more.

Art Exhibits

This rotating exhibit features artwork depicting Florida’s environment, gardens, plants, and architecture. Much of the artwork on display is available for purchase. The Art in the Gardens exhibit is sponsored by Pat Cain Wealth Solutions/Raymond James.

The Blue Palmetto Café

Our Chef is crafting a variety of delicious signature salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps for all to enjoy. Our menu is also ripe with fruit and specialty desserts, beer and wine. Relax with us indoors or on our patio overlooking our beautiful landscaped gardens.

The Tower & Garden Gift Shop

Stop in the Tower & Garden Gift Shop to find unique treasures to take home to commemorate your visit to the Gardens. Our Plant Shop also gives you a chance to find a plant to take home for your own garden! A portion of our Gift Shop treasures can also be found online.