Events & Info

Hours Prices & Directions

Bok Tower Gardens is located an hour from both Tampa and Orlando in beautiful Lake Wales, FL. The Gardens are open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Half-hour carillon concerts can be heard daily at 1 & 3 p.m.

Calendar of Events

Discover the events scheduled for the upcoming year including indoor and outdoor concerts, educational classes and member-only events. Some programs and events require an additional ticket for entry and may also require advance reservations.

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration for all ages and one of the best times of year to visit. The ever-popular Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate is the highlight of Bok Tower Gardens’ season.


There are thousands of ways to enjoy a day of fun at Bok Tower Gardens, so we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite activities to try during your next visit. Some suggestions include geocaching, photography and bird watching.

Visitor Information

Are you a first-time visitor to Bok Tower Gardens? Learn about accessibility in the Gardens, read our policies on picnicking, pets and photography, and discover a few tips to help you make the most out of your first visit.

Blue Palmetto Café

Located in the Visitor Center, the Blue Palmetto Café is open every day of the year. Our delicious menu includes salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, fresh fruit, beer, wine, coffee and tea. Enjoy your selections from the comfort of the cafe or garden terrace.

What’s in bloom?

There is always something blooming at the Gardens – from Julia Child roses to the Mickey Mouse plant. Take a look at our plant identification table to see what’s in bloom right now!


Discover our “Tools for Teachers,” a guide created to help students explore, discover and understand the Gardens’ beauty, history, nature and art. All lessons correlate with the Sunshine State Standards and the Polk County Learning Maps.

Weddings at Bok Tower Gardens

Submit a short form to download our Wedding Guide which contains information about various packages and pricing. Take the first step to planning your fairy tale wedding at one of America’s finest gardens.

Facility Rentals

Centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, Bok Tower Gardens is the perfect place for your next meeting, event or retreat. Your attendees can feel at ease in the natural setting of our historic landscape gardens with all of the necessities of the office.

Group Visits

Plan your next group travel tour, field trip, or scouting trip to Bok Tower Gardens. Packages include reduced rates for groups of 20 or more and additional options ranging from guided garden walks to meeting facilities.

Visiting Central Florida

The fun doesn’t have to stop here! Discover the many things to do in Central Florida near Bok Tower Gardens.

Membership Discount Instructions

For help with applying membership discounts when purchasing event tickets.