Gardens to Break Ground Oct. 24 on Largest Expansion in 85-Year History

Gold Shovel groundbreakingBe part of history in the making! Join the Bok Tower Gardens Board of Directors and special guests for a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of our new garden spaces.

Afterward, visit the future sites of our children’s garden, outdoor kitchen, pollinator garden, and wild garden.

In 1922, there was just a large sandhill, longleaf pines, a shovel, and Edward Bok’s vision. In 1994, our Board of Directors broke ground to build the current Visitor Center. And on Friday, October 24, 2014, hundreds will gather to make history again at Bok Tower Gardens.

Gifts received to date for the Preserve the Legacy, Steward the Future capital campaign are fueling the start of Phase I projects this fall, including pathwork, Tower and Gardens restoration, and several new garden spaces. To date, we have raised $10.45 million of the $12 million needed to complete all the projects.

To celebrate, we will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony October 24 at 11 a.m. behind the Visitor Center. This will be followed by docent tours to the sites of the children’s garden, kitchen garden, pollinator garden, and wild garden.

Refreshments will be served in the Visitor Center where guests can learn more about our new garden spaces.

Please join us for this landmark event! Admission is free between 8 – 11 a.m. Before you attend, please add your name to our guestbook.