Calendar

“Koi” by Patty Lovell

April 17, 2016 to July 14, 2016

Local artist Patty Lovell’s paintings and photography celebrate marvelous, colorful Koi fish in the final exhibit of the season on display in the Visitor Center daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 17 to July 14, 2016. Bok Tower Gardens is proud to present exhibits that display artwork, historical stories, and cultural connections to the Central Florida region. Included with general admission.

Fresh Bites: Pizza Plants

May 28, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Stop by and hang out in our new outdoor kitchen and enjoy light snack samples using ingredients from our edible garden. No reservations required. $5/person. Limited to the first 50 guests.

Memorial Day Carillon Concerts

May 30, 2016, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

A musical salute of gratitude to our nation’s veterans and current members of America’s armed forces. Free admission is offered to active, retired and disabled veterans of all military branches with valid ID. Special patriotic carillon concerts take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Live at the Gardens: Passerine

June 4, 2016, 7:30 pm,

The first of six evenings in this summer’s 15th annual Live at the Gardensseries features Passerine in their debut concert; a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music. The entire summer music series brings an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, oldies, Irish and contemporary music to the air-conditioned comfort of the Bok Tower Gardens Visitor Center. Guests may join us for dinner in the Blue Palmetto Café beginning at 5:45 p.m., and all concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Live at the Gardens: Leo Lopez

June 25, 2016, 7:30 pm,

Our second performance in this summer’s 15th annual Live at the Gardens series features returning performer Leo Lopez with his expert blend of Latin American folk genres, Flamenco techniques, and jazz improvisations. The entire summer music series brings an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, oldies, Irish and contemporary music to the air-conditioned comfort of the Bok Tower Gardens Visitor Center. Guests may join us for dinner in the Blue Palmetto Café beginning at 5:45 p.m., and all concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Discovery Days: Art & Science in the Gardens

July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016

Art, meet Science. Science, meet Art. Though you may think that artists and scientists are from different planets, artists and scientists are both keenly curious and observant. Campers this week will get to explore the Gardens as both scientists and artists honing their skills of observation and representation. Hands-on experiments and fun art projects will collide when we take Art and Science into the Gardens! $110/student ($100 for members)

Live at the Gardens: Big Chill Band

July 16, 2016, 7:30 pm,

The third night in this summer’s 15th annual Live at the Gardens series features another crowd-favorite group, the Big Chill Band, featuring the big sound of the 40’s and rock & roll of the 50’s & 60’s. The entire summer music series brings an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, oldies, Irish and contemporary music to the air-conditioned comfort of the Bok Tower Gardens Visitor Center. Guests may join us for dinner in the Blue Palmetto Café beginning at 5:45 p.m., and all concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Discovery Days: Acorns to Oaks

July 18, 2016 to July 22, 2016

From tiny acorns to mighty oaks, growing up is hard work… unless you are at Bok Tower Gardens! This week’s camp will connect kids to food, culture and nature that help them to grow up healthy and strong inside and out. Yummy food, creative movement, storytelling, and nature play deliver an action-packed, whole child, garden-immersion experience. $110/student ($100 for members)

Discovery Days: Grow it! Cook it! Eat it!

July 25, 2016 to July 29, 2016

Take the journey from plant to plate this week at Bok Tower Gardens as we dig in to food! Campers will learn how to plant seeds and care for a garden, harvest the tasty colors of the rainbow, cook in our new outdoor kitchen, and then…the best part—eat it! $110/student ($100 for members)

Discovery Days: BokQuest

August 1, 2016 to August 5, 2016

What does it take to be a great explorer? Teamwork. Curiosity. Perseverance. This week, young campers will discover wildlife and more with age-appropriate adventure experiences in the spirit of fun and friendship. Campers, find your power at Bok Tower Gardens. $110/student ($100 for members)

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