August 2016

Members Only: Shoptember Spree

September 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016

Members, remember to stop by the Tower & Garden Gift Shop all month long for double discounts on all your favorite gifts. Take 20% OFF your books, music, apparel, and more. Not a member yet? Plans start as low as $45 per year… that’s like less than $4 a month!

VIP Member Preview Night

September 1, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Attention all members! You are invited to a special preview night to experience these new additions to Bok Tower Gardens. Please RSVP here to let us know you’ll be there. You are invited to celebrate…

Over a century ago, Florida’s “gentle giants” – virgin, ancient and massive bald cypress trees – were logged and rafted down river to waiting mills for lumber. During the process, many of the densest logs…

Grand Opening Celebration!

September 10, 2016,

Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates the Future Saturday, September 10 with the Grand Opening of the Largest Expansion in 87 Years of History.

Dog Day of Summer

September 17, 2016, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “dies caniculares” or “dog days.” The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). On this special day, the Gardens will become completely dog-friendly.

Live at the Gardens: Brian Sutherland Band

September 17, 2016, 7:30 pm,

The final performance in this summer’s 15th annual Live at the Gardens series features an encore appearance from the Brian Sutherland Band. This year, they bring a unique combination of jazz and pop featuring cello, guitar, bass, violin, drums, and three vocalists. 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.

Lunch & Learn: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

September 21, 2016, 12:00 pm,

UF/IFAS Extension experts will teach you tips to make your yard Florida-Friendly! Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ incorporates nine principles into landscape design, installation and maintenance so that you can have a healthy and attractive yard. Lunch &…

Lunch & Learn: Exploring Cuba

October 5, 2016, 12:00 pm,

Join our Director of Horticulture Greg Kramer as he takes you on an armchair journey to Cuba. Greg will share highlights from his recent trip exploring Cuba’s natural and cultural wonders. Lunch & Learn Series…

Florida Gardening Series: Perennial Vegetables

October 8, 2016, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Buy Purchase Series Tickets Join h.e.a.r.t. Agricultural Manager Josh Jamison to learn about growing, propagating, and using highly nutritious and versatile crops selected from subtropical locations around the world. We will cover perennial plants ranging from Cassava, Yams,…

Edward Bok Birthday Concert

October 9, 2016,

Celebrate Edward Bok’s gift to America with special concerts by Gardens’ Carilloneur Geert D’hollander. Included with admission.

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