Let your imagination take flight this fall. Explore how our connection to bees, butterflies, and birds powers the world around us with a variety of exhibits, educational programs, and special events.

Power of Pollinators

Explore a collection of unique pollinator houses, bird nests, and informative signage introducing all ages to the importance of our native pollinators. Exhibit on display in the Oval Lawn October through mid-November.

ALL FALL INTO THE GARDENS ACTIVITIES REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION AT BOKTOWERGARDENS.ORG. PHYSICAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED AND PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AT ALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.

In-person Experiences

NATURE ADVENTURERS
Saturday | October 3 & November 7 | 10:00 A.M. | $15 per family

Nature Adventurer classes work to restore the bond between people and nature. Families will learn alongside each other, to open up the natural world for your child, making it fun and meaningful. Registration required for each session.
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UNCASKED CONCERT | Saturday | October 3 | 2:30-3 P.M. | $20 for members/ $35 non-members
Enjoy a flight of three craft beers from Grove Roots Brewery while enjoying a musical journey through sips and songs with Geert D’hollander.
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FAIRY HOUSE WORKSHOP (2-Day Event)
Thursday & Friday | October 8-9 | 10 A.M.- 3 P.M. | $55 for members/ $65 non-members

Join the Fairy House Ladies, Vikki and Rhonda, for a two-day workshop where you build a beautiful fairy house creation using found natural materials and other items.
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UNCORKED CONCERT | Saturday | October 10 | 2:30-3 P.M. | $20 for members/ $35 non-members
Enjoy a special wine flight while enjoying a musical journey through sips and songs with Geert D’hollander.
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TALES FROM THE TOWER | Wednesday | October 14, October 28 & November 11 | 12-12:30 P.M. & 2-2:30 P.M.
Children, ages 6 to 12 are invited to cross the Tower moat to sit in front of The Great Brass Door for storytime. Only registered children (ages 6-12) will be permitted to cross the Moat. Registration required. Registrants meet at the Tower Information Booth (groups must physically distance while waiting.)
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CANDLELIGHT CONCERT with STEAMIN’ JAZZ
Saturday | October 17 | 5 P.M.- 8 P.M. |Free for members/ Included in general admission for non-members

Enjoy a luminary stroll and the Gardens by candle light. The evening begins with opening jazz concert and ends with a carillon concert finale. Members do not need tickets or reservations.
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FRESH BITES: FLORIDA CRANBERRY | Saturday | October 24 | 10 A.M.- 12 P.M. | $10 for members/ $25 non-members
Florida Cranberry or Roselle is a little-known Florida favorite. It is a great addition to your garden and a gastronomic delight. Sample several ways to enjoy Roselle harvested from our garden. Registration required. Program will be held in the Outdoor Kitchen.
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HEART CENTERED YOGA AND MINDFUL MEDITATION
Saturday | November 7 | 9 A.M.- 10:15 A.M. |Free for members/ $15 non-members

Join Kelly Andrews for a morning of bliss outdoors.  The class format includes a slow, yoga practice with time for relaxation, reflection and gentle movements followed by a calming and nurturing meditation.
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A PICNIC IN THE GARDENS| Saturday | November 7 | 11 A.M.- 12:30 P.M. |$20 for members/ $35 non-members
Join Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson, editors of “Good Catch” and “Field to Feast” Florida cookbooks for a cooking demonstration for the perfect Florida fall picnic.
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UNCASKED CONCERT | Saturday | November 7 | 2:30-3 P.M. | $20 for members/ $35 non-members
Enjoy a flight of three craft beers from Grove Roots Brewery while enjoying a musical journey through sips and songs with Geert D’hollander.
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VETERANS DAY IN THE GARDENS | Wednesday | November 11 | Concerts are at 1 P.M. & 3 P.M.
Free admission offered to all branches of the military; active, retired, and disabled veterans with valid ID.

CANDLELIGHT CONCERT WITH SWING BOUTIQUE
Saturday | November 14 | 5 P.M.- 8 P.M. |Free for members/ Included in general admission for non-members

Enjoy a luminary stroll and the Gardens by candlelight. The evening begins with opening jazz concert and ends with a carillon concert finale.
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FRESH BITES: PLANT TO PLATE | Saturday | November 21 | 10 A.M.- 12 P.M. |$10 for members/ $25 non-members
Join Ray Cruze, agriculture teacher and manager of Roosevelt Farms, to learn the fundamentals of vegetable gardening in Florida. This class will cover the basics of media choices, insect control, fertilization and irrigation. Participants will enjoy some garden focused dishes with produce fresh from Roosevelt Farms.
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DIGGING DEEPER | Thursday | October 15 | 2-3 P.M.| Free for members
Enjoy a virtual behind the scenes tour of the endangered plant beds and participate in an interactive Zoom class with Conservation Program Manager Cheryl Peterson.
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Virtual Experiences

BOOTS ON THE GROUND | Wednesday | October 7 | 12-1 P.M.| Free for members, $10 for non-members
Attendees will learn about some of the 75+ people Dustin has photographed, and hear about science and conservation projects in our state.
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THE RESILIENT GARDENER – A Virtual Field Trip
Saturday | October 10 | 2-3 P.M.| Free for members, $10 for non-members

A virtual visit to area gardens will open your eyes to the possibilities of what can be grown in this area.
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FLORIDA BIRDING 101 SERIES | Mondays | Oct 12-Nov 16 | 6-7:15 P.M.|$10 per session for members, $15 per session for non-members
Join us for an inspirational and joyful introduction to the birds that surround us. Learn more about the lives of birds in Florida, practice your skills in the wonderful spots around the Gardens, and learn how you can help birds on their journeys.
Welcome to Birdwatching
What is a Bird?Bird Shapes & GroupsBird BehaviorsHow to Study BirdsBeing a Leader Birder

EAT BY CHOICE: CREATE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY & FOOD
Friday & Saturday | October 16-17 | 10:30-12 P.M.| $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Learn to be your own best friend and tame the inner food critic with communication and nutrition expert Sylvia Haskvitz. In the second part of this exploration, we will prepare a food item together in our separate kitchens while practicing awareness through a conscious eating exercise.
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WILD BEES IN OUR GARDENS | Wednesday | October 21 | 11-12 P.M.| Free for members, $10 for non-members
In this Zoom class, Dr. Rachel Mallinger will describe the diversity, biology, and behavior of native wild bees in Florida, their contributions to plant pollination, threats to their populations, and ways that we can work together to conserve them.
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MONARCHS, MIGRATION AND MORE | Wednesday | November 4 | 12-1 P.M.| Free for members, $10 for non-members
Explore the challenges faced by this beautiful, migrating butterfly and learn how you can begin to study and support the Monarch population. Discover Bok Tower Gardens Monarch butterfly connection.
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THE RESILIENT GARDENER – GROWING TEA
Saturday | November 14 | 2-3 P.M.| Free for members, $10 for non-members

Learn about teas that will grow easily in your central Florida garden. Be able to step outside and harvest a good for you, tasty herbal brew.
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BATS IN MY FLORIDA BACKYARD | Wednesday | November 18 | 12-1 P.M.| Free for members, $10 for non-members
Learn about these important mammals as we bust common myths and reveal the critical roles bats play in our daily lives.
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