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2022 Spring Bloom presented by AdventHealth

2022 Spring Bloom presented by AdventHealth

An annual rite of passage, Spring Bloom presented by AdventHealth is the most colorful time of the year as thousands of azaleas, camellias, and annuals signal a new season. The festival celebrates the majesty of Mother Nature from now through April 30.

Visitors will experience four months of blooms beginning in January with a riot of camellias and finishing with a grand finale of azaleas. Each day, enjoy live carillon concerts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Spring Bloom Schedule of Events

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Spring Time Accordion Photo Book
Saturday, February 5
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
$25 for members, $35 non-members
Create your own Spring Time Accordion Photo Book with Claire Formilan from Beyond the Fold Paperie. No stitching required on this book and step-by-step instructions make this class fun and relaxing. Create your own book from a beautiful collection of ribbons and floral design papers from around the world. All materials will be provided.
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Florida Carillon Festival Performance: Andrée-Anne Doane
Friday, February 11
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Enjoy a special recital on Facebook Live or in the Gardens from one of the nation’s finest carillonneurs. This festival unites Florida’s four unique carillons, Bok Tower Gardens Singing Tower (Lake Wales), Andrew W. Crawford (Venice), Dimmitt Memorial Carillon (Clearwater) and Century Tower at University of Florida (Gainesville), for a series of performances.
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Pine Needle Basket Making With Diane Moore, Pine Needle Artist
Friday, February 18
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$65 for members, $80 non-members
Learn about the historic significance of Pine Needle Basketry in Florida while making your very own pine needle basket the same way the early Pioneers did. Prepare for a fun and relaxing day as you create a pine needle trinket basket. All written materials and basket making supplies are furnished for you along with plenty of hands on instruction.
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Outdoor Yoga
Saturday, February 19
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
$10 for members, $15 non-members
Join us for a morning of bending, breathing and relaxing in the great outdoors. This inclusive class includes gentle yoga movements that move our spine in all directions, breathing techniques and extended relaxation infused with a sprinkling of yoga philosophy. All levels are welcome. Beginners are encouraged to attend.
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Sowing Seeds Of Kindness
Saturday, February 19
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free for members, $15 non-members
There are many lessons that can be taught through gardening and connecting with nature. Join us in Hammock Hollow with your children as we sow seeds of kindness, caring, thoughtfulness and gratitude. Activities are designed to promote mindfulness and positive social interactions for children aged 6 and up.
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Arleyn Levee: Designing For Community: Olmsted Residential Planning And Its Greater Context
Saturday, February 19
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free for members, $16 non-members
Arleyn Levee, landscape designer, historian and preservationist, will explore themes, drawing from examples throughout the Olmsted firm’s canon of work  over more than a century, emphasizing the relationships to the Lake Wales projects.
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Spring Gourd Decoration
Saturday, February 26
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
$25 for members, $35 non-members
Join gourd artist Holly Grove for this gourd art workshop. You will create 2 Spring ornaments from small hard shell gourds(provided)to adorn a small twig stand (provided).
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Integrate Healthy Herbs Into Your Cooking
Saturday, March 5
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
$20 for members, $30 non-members
Join herbalist Maggie O’Halloran, Education Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando, Florida. Enjoy health from the garden by sampling some of Maggie’s favorite herbal recipes.
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Amanda Staerker: The Olmsted Legacy In Today’s Master Planned Communities
Saturday, March 5
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
free for members, $16 non-members
oin Landscape Architect Amanda Staerker to take a look at how the neighborhoods and master-planned communities you live in are shaped through the use of public space, connection with nature, integrated trail systems, transportation, and more. Explore examples of modern amenities in the Olmsted language around the US.
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Florida Carillon Festival Performance: Stefano Colletti
Friday, March 11
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
free for members, $16 non-members
Enjoy a special recital on Facebook Live or in the Gardens from one of the nation’s finest carillonneurs. This festival unites Florida’s four unique carillons, Bok Tower Gardens Singing Tower (Lake Wales), Andrew W. Crawford (Venice), Dimmitt Memorial Carillon (Clearwater) and Century Tower at University of Florida (Gainesville), for a series of performances.
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Carillon Classic 5K Presented By AdventHealth
Saturday, March 12
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
$40 In-person or Virtual
The 11th Annual Carillon Classic 5k Run and Walk features what many consider Florida’s most challenging 5K course where runners experience elevation changes and a variety of running surfaces, including paved roads, clay roads, grass, gravel and mulch trails. A virtual experience option is also available.
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Acrylic Art W/ Cathy Futral
Saturday, March 12
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$85 for members, $95 non-members
Learn canvas stretching and staining, palette prep, and composition along with acrylic techniques and their various mediums such as mattes and varnishes. During the morning demonstrations, each person will receive an 8×10 already prepared and stained canvas to create a small floral study. In the afternoon a larger 16×20 canvas will be used to do a Florida Landscape or work from other images
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Laurence Cotton: The Olmsted Legacy: Bringing Nature To The City And Creating Breathing Space For Democracy
Saturday, March 12
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
free for members, $16 non-members
Join us to experience an illustrated presentation on The Olmsted Legacy by writer, public historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton. Mr. Cotton originated and served as Consulting Producer to the NEH-funded, nationally broadcast PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.”
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Outdoor Yoga
Saturday, March 19
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
$10 for members, $15 non-members
Join us for a morning of bending, breathing and relaxing in the great outdoors. This inclusive class includes gentle yoga movements that move our spine in all directions, breathing techniques and extended relaxation infused with a sprinkling of yoga philosophy. All levels are welcome. Beginners are encouraged to attend.
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Grok At Bok
Saturday, March 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$10 for members, $17 non-members
Join Director of Visitor Engagement Tricia Martin to learn to play GROK, a card game designed to increase deep listening and empathy skills.
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Outdoor Yoga
Saturday, April 16
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
$10 for members, $15 non-members
Join us for a morning of bending, breathing and relaxing in the great outdoors. This inclusive class includes gentle yoga movements that move our spine in all directions, breathing techniques and extended relaxation infused with a sprinkling of yoga philosophy. All levels are welcome. Beginners are encouraged to attend.
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Ethnobotany Of Bok Tower Gardens
Friday, April 22
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Included with concert ticket or membership
Ethnobotany is the study of how people use plants. We will hike the gardens as we explore some of the stories behind plants at the gardens and the many different ways people have used plants throughout history.
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Victor Dover: Reviving The Olmsted Vision For Lake Wales
Saturday, April 23
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
free for members, $16 non-members
Urban designer Victor Dover will introduce Lake Wales Connected, the City’s new master plan for revitalization linking the historic downtown and its nearby Northwest neighborhood. Lake Wales Connected calls for an ambitious tree planting campaign and street upgrades that will re-start the Olmsted Brothers vision for a “city in a garden.”
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International Carillon Festival

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Join us in celebrating one of the world’s greatest carillons, Bok Tower Gardens’ Singing Tower. With performances by world-renowned carillonneurs, enjoy a renaissance of this unique musical instrument through debut performances of new compositions and music performed throughout the 500-year history of the carillon.

International Carillon Festival Opening Performance: Geert D’hollander
Wednesday, March 16
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Stefano Colletti
Wednesday, March 16
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Sunset Recital: Carol Jickling Lens
Wednesday, March 16
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Wylie Crawford
Thursday, March 17
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Adrian Patrick Gebruers
Thursday, March 17
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Carol Jickling Lens
Thursday, March 17
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Stefano Colletti
Friday, March 18
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Carol Jickling Lens
Friday, March 18
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Wylie Crawford
Friday, March 18
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Carol Jickling Lens
Saturday, March 19
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Wylie Crawford
Saturday, March 19
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Adrian Patrick Gebruers
Saturday, March 19
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Sunset Recital: Stefano Colletti
Saturday, March 19
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Adrian Patrick Gebruers
Sunday, March 20
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

International Carillon Festival Performance: Stefano Colletti
Sunday, March 20
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

International Carillon Festival Closing Performance: Geert D’hollander
Sunday, March 20
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Concert Under The Stars Series

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Concert Under The Stars Series: Asleep At The Wheel
Friday, March 4
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$36 for members, $40 non-members
Founded in 1970, Asleep at the Wheel has been part of the American roots music landscape for more than 50 years. Although the band got its start on a farm in Paw Paw, West Virginia, Asleep at the Wheel became a cornerstone of the Austin, Texas, scene upon its arrival in 1973. Inspired by Western swing and honky-tonk country, the band has accrued 10 Grammy Awards. In the fall, a career retrospective recorded with the current lineup — and a few special guests — will carry the band back onto the road, where they’ve remained a staple for five decades.
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Concert Under The Stars Series: Sierra Hull
Friday, March 25
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$36 for members, $40 non-members
In her first 25 years alone, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull hit more milestones than many musicians accomplish in a lifetime. After making her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 10, the Tennessee-bred virtuoso mandolinist played Carnegie Hall at age 12, then landed a deal with Rounder Records just a year later. Now 28-years-old, Hull is set to deliver her fourth full- length for Rounder: an elegantly inventive and endlessly captivating album called 25 Trips.
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Concert Under The Stars Series: Pokey Lafarge
Friday, April 8
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$36 for members, $40 non-members
Throughout his career, nine albums to date including a stint on Jack White’s Third Man Records, the singer-songwriter has never been one to look back in anger or disappointment. LaFarge is an artist who refuses to rest on his laurels and compromise. He’s always motivated and ready to create — and when he’s at peace in isolation like he was here, the results can be magical. Looking in, inspired by the deep soul not just from these shores, but from distant geographical places like Africa or South America, LaFarge set out to create a body of work that paired emotional lyrics with a killer groove and grabby melodies.
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Concert Under The Stars Series: Molly Tuttle
Friday, April 22
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$36 for members, $40 non-members
An award-winning guitarist and songwriter, native Californian Molly Tuttle continues to push her songwriting in new directions and transcend musical boundaries. Since moving to Nashville in 2015, she has worked with many of her peers and heroes in the Americana, folk, and bluegrass communities, winning Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards. Tuttle’s 2019 debut album, When You’re Ready, received critical acclaim, with NPR Music praising its “handsomely crafted melodies that gently insinuate themselves into the memory,” and the Wall Street Journal lauding Tuttle’s “genre-boundary-crossing comfort and emotional preparedness,” calling the record an “invigorating, mature and attention-grabbing first album.”
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