We make it our job to accommodate groups with all the conveniences and services required to make the most of their visit to Bok Tower Gardens, a perfect place to escape in our unforgettable landscapes. Voted Florida’s “Best Garden” by readers of Florida Monthly Magazine – our “must see Florida attraction” is centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, just a short drive from many other area attractions. Your group will enjoy a relaxing day discovering and exploring the breathtaking sights found around every corner of the meandering garden paths.
WHAT YOUR GROUP VISIT INCLUDES
We are open 365 days a year with an historical museum, Visitor Center, Cafe and Gift Shop, nature trails, daily concerts from the 205-foot Singing Tower carillon, and acres of landscaped gardens for you to enjoy.
CUSTOMIZED GROUP TOUR OPTIONS
Our customized packages offer reduced rates for groups of 20 or more and free parking with additional options including: admission to El Retiro, dining options, meeting rooms and special catering services.
Building on more than 80 years of excellence, Bok Tower Gardens provides authentic and engaging educational experiences. The mission of the Education department is to connect and engage learners of all ages in quality programming that creates appreciation, knowledge and awareness of the environment, art, history and culture. All programming and field trips meet Florida Sunshine State Standards, FCAT, and Polk County Learning Maps benchmarks. Our field trips are designed to be an extension of your classroom with a variety of programs included in our Tools for Teachers Curriculum Guide for use before and after your field trip to the Gardens.
Bok Tower Gardens aims to provide five core educational values through its Garden Campus programs:
- Authentic, Engaging Experiences
- Academic Excellence, Integrity & Respect
- Accessibility for All Audiences
- Advocacy of Relevant Education
- Alliance of Collaborative Partnership
In honor of Bok Tower Gardens’ long history of partnership with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, all scout groups can receive a special rate to Bok Tower Gardens. With advance registration, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can spend the day at Bok Tower Gardens to work on badges or Journeys at their own pace. $5 per Scout and $10 per adult.