Less than an hour in the Gardens

 

  • View the 8-minute Orientation Video at the Welcome Center to learn more about the visionary life of Edward Bok and the history of Bok Tower Gardens.
  • Walk to the Singing Tower using the main walking path. Stop to enjoy the Tower Overlook for an amazing photo opportunity.
  • Enjoy the Tower architecture and if visiting at 1pm or 3pm enjoy the Carillon concert.
  • Walk around the Oval to see views of the Wild Garden, Outdoor Kitchen & Garden and the Pollinator Garden.
  • Stop by The Shop at Bok for a special gift or plant or grab a quick snack to go at the Blue Palmetto Café.

 

1-2 hours in the Gardens

 

  • View the 8-minute Orientation Video at the Welcome Center to learn more about the visionary life of Edward Bok and the history of Bok Tower Gardens.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic Olmsted Gardens. Stop to enjoy the Tower Overlook for an amazing photo opportunity.
  • Enjoy the Tower architecture and if visiting at 1pm or 3pm enjoy the Carillon concert. Feed the Tower Koi fish.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll down from the Tower using the path that continues to the Wild Garden or explore the gardens of El Retiro at Pinewood.
  • Walk through the Outdoor Kitchen & Garden, Hammock Hollow and the Pollinator Garden.
  • Enjoy the Visitor Center Exhibition featuring information, artifacts and more about the history of Bok Tower Gardens, the Singing Tower and Edward Bok.
  • Stop by The Shop at Bok for a special gift or plant or grab a quick snack at the Blue Palmetto Café.

 

3-4 hours in the Gardens

 

  • View the 8-minute Orientation Video at the Welcome Center to learn about the visionary life of Edward Bok and the history of Bok Tower Gardens.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic Olmsted Gardens. Stop to enjoy the Tower Overlook for an amazing photo opportunity.
  • Enjoy the Tower architecture and if visiting at 1pm or 3pm enjoy the Carillon concert. Feed the Tower Koi fish.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll down from the Tower using the path that continues to El Retiro.
  • Enjoy a historic tour of El Retiro (combo admission required) and be sure to stroll through the estate’s Olmsted designed gardens.
  • After visiting El Retior, continue on the path through the Wild Garden.
  • Enjoy the Boardwalk, Window by the Pond and the unique Wild Garden ecosystems.
  • Walk through the Outdoor Kitchen & Garden, Hammock Hollow and the Pollinator Garden.
  • Enjoy the Visitor Center Exhibition featuring information, artifacts and more about the history of Bok Tower Gardens, the Singing Tower and Edward Bok.
  • Stop by The Shop at Bok for a special gift or plant or a meal or snack at the Blue Palmetto Café.

 

5 or more hours in the Gardens

 

  • View the 8-minute Orientation Video at the Welcome Center to learn more about the visionary life of Edward Bok and the history of Bok Tower Gardens.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic Olmsted Gardens. Stop to enjoy the Tower Overlook for an amazing photo opportunity.
  • Enjoy the Tower architecture and if visiting at 1pm or 3pm enjoy the Carillon concert. Feed the Tower Koi fish.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll down from the Tower using the path that continues to El Retiro.
  • Enjoy a historic tour of El Retiro (combo admission required) and be sure to stroll through the estate’s Olmsted designed gardens.
  • After visiting El Retiro, enjoy lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café or a picnic in the Picnic areas.
  • Walk around the Oval to the Endangered Plant Garden; enjoy the Boardwalk, Window by the Pond and the unique Wild Garden ecosystems.
  • Find the trailhead that begins the nature trails in the Wild Garden and hike through the Pine Ridge Preserve.
  • Return to the Visitor Center for a quick refreshing snack at the Blue Palmetto Café.
  • Walk through the Pollinator Garden to the Outdoor Kitchen & Garden and Hammock Hollow.
  • Enjoy the Visitor Center Exhibition featuring information, artifacts and more about the history of Bok Tower Gardens, the Singing Tower and Edward Bok.
  • Enjoy an ice cream cone at the Blue Palmetto café and stop by The Shop at Bok for a special gift or plant.

 

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