Bok Tower Gardens is currently closed

Bok Tower Gardens will re-open to all visitors at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017. We thank our many members and donors who have supported the Gardens through this time of recovery and restoration.

Rootstock! presented by Duke Energy

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Date:
October 21
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Things To Know

Admission is free for Rootstock. $10 parking per car. Members park free. Cooking demonstrations additional charge.

It’s time to celebrate the start of gardening season in Florida! Enjoy plant vendors, local musical artists, food and drink, fun activities, and more! Join us at our annual plant sale with free admission to the Gardens with only a $10 parking fee per car.

Members of the Gardens get a sneak peek and opportunity to purchase plants Friday, October 20 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Nearly 40 VENDORS from across the state will offer a variety of plants for sale including orchids, palms, tropical fruits, Florida natives, succulents, ferns, bamboo, roses, heliconias, bromeliads, tillandsia air plants, lilies and many more. Garden art, bird feeders, stained glass, pottery, wind chimes, lawn ornaments and other garden accessories are also available.


Outdoor Kitchen activities:

  • Buy tickets10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Ultimate Sandwiches: World Food Championships Chef Amy Freeze teaches the art of creating over-the-top sandwiches that focus on decadent fillings, mile-high builds, and mind-blowing sauces. Samples included. $25, reservations required.
  • Buy tickets1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Craft Cocktails & Snacks: Learn creative cocktails using local craft beer and grown up versions of America’s favorite snacks with Chef Amy Freeze. Samples included. $25, reservations required.

Alexander Discovery Room activities:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Camellias with Bok Tower Gardens’ Director of Horticulture, Greg Kramer
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Perennial Vegetables for Florida with HEART Village’s Agricultural Manager, Josh Jamison
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Orchids with Bok Tower Gardens’ Director of Horticulture, Greg Kramer

Local Musician Line-Up:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Polkweed Musique (folk)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – BandHaven (classic rock)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – The Legendary JCs (soul)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – AcousticDose (acoustic rock)

Vendor List

  • 3 Seasons Growers – Palms, Hibiscus
  • A Natural Farm & Education Center – Fruit Trees & Edible Plants
  • Amaryllis Bulb Co. – Amaryllis & Caladium Bulb
  • Art by Heather New – Stained Glass
  • Beautiful Bamboo – Non-Invasive Bamboo
  • Bok Tower Garden Plant Shop – Succulents
  • Caloosa Hop Company – Hops & Small Plants
  • Central Florida Ferns & Foliage – Tropical & Perennial Ferns
  • Cook’s Decorative Glass – Deco Glass
  • Cool Roses – Roses
  • Copper Creations – Sprinklers & Yard Art
  • D & D Growers – Herbs
  • Eden’s Nectar Honey – Honey
  • Eltings Exotic Plants – Bromeliads, Orchids, Tropical Plants
  • Farm Daddy – Self-watering Garden Containers
  • Gardino Nursery – Rare & Unusual Plants
  • George 4 Plants – Butterfly/Hummingbird Flowers
  • Gross Orchids – Orchids
  • H.E.A.R.T. Institute – Education
  • Hands on Man Pottery – Pottery
  • Hartley Citrus Trees – Citrus Trees
  • It’s Our Nature Healthy – Organic Clothes/Baskets>/li>
  • J&P Nursery – Perennials
  • J.G.’s Tropical Plants – Tropical Plants
  • Just Plumerias – Plumerias
  • Lake Ashton Woodworkers – Wood Workings
  • M&D Mosaics – Pottery, Flower Pots & Bird Houses
  • Mad Plants – Gingers, Heliconias, Bananas
  • Magic Nursery – Pitcher Plants
  • McCrory’s Sunny Hill Nursery – Bromeliads
  • Orchids Just 4 U – Orchids
  • Our Vital Earth – Worm Supply
  • Paradise Found Nursery – Bromeliads
  • Plantopia – Natural, Organic Products
  • Repurpose Crafts – Yard Art
  • Shelley’s Yard Art – Glass Garden Items
  • Sow Exotic – Edible Plants
  • Spring Lake Tropical’s – Tropical’s
  • Sweet Bay Nursery – Natives
  • The Garden Stone – Glass & Stone Etchings
  • Thomas Ceramics – Pottery

Rootstock is presented by
Duke Energy
and sponsored in part by
Winter Haven Honda
Visit Central Florida
Florida Department of Cultural Affairs