Admission & FAQs

Admission & FAQs

Daily admission

Bok Tower Gardens is open 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with last admission at 5:00 p.m. (the Gardens open at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). The Visitor Center, Blue Palmetto Cafe, and Shop at Bok are open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Adult admission is $16, Children (ages 5-12) $5, children under 5 are free, Dogs are $5. Reciprocal admission for participating gardens and cultural institutions will be offered. For your convenience, general admission tickets can be purchased upon arrival at the Entrance Gate or in advance with online ticketing link below. All special event and educational program tickets (with the exception of Brunch in the Gardens) include general admission for the day.

Tickets include:
Single-day admission to select Garden areas and the 3.5-mile Pine Ridge Preserve hiking trail. Access to Garden areas is subject to change without notice.

Purchase General Admission

Purchase Special Event/Educational Program Tickets

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Tickets for admission, programs and special events are transferable and non-refundable. Seating is available on a first–come, first-served, self-seating basis. Outside food, drinks, coolers and chairs are welcome for picnicking and outdoor events.

Military Admission

Active duty military with proper I.D., including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, receive free Gardens general admission every day of the year, with up to four additional friends and family members admitted at half-price. Retired military are admitted at regular price, but are admitted free of charge on the following holidays: Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Armed Forces Day.

Become A Member

Membership to the Gardens supports our mission and provides you with admission benefits and more. You can also apply the daily admission fee towards a membership. Membership can be purchased online.

Mask Policy

Visitors are required to wear face coverings in the Visitor Center and Visitor Center Complex, the Blue Palmetto Cafe and The Shop at Bok.

We do not require masks for individuals with health conditions or children under 2. We are closely watching CDC guidelines and will make changes based on the information available. If the policy is amended, the information will be posted here. Our staff has been trained to work with families that need additional assistance.

We are not requiring visitors to use masks or face coverings while in outdoor spaces (except the outdoor corridors of the Visitor Center Complex) when physical distancing can be achieved. We highly encourage all visitors to respect our team and others by participating in this safety measure. The Bok Tower Gardens staff is required to wear masks while in public areas or when in close proximity to visitors. We also request visitors to bring hand sanitizer, bottled water, and snacks.

Pinewood Estate Historic Tours are not available; however, visitors may enjoy the exterior gardens of Pinewood Estate. Shuttle Service to the Tower is also not available at this time.


1151 Tower Boulevard

Lake Wales, Florida 33853




Sponsored in part by the State of Florida,
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and Visit Central Florida.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. 1-800-435-7352. FreshFromFlorida.com registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Charitable Registration Number: CH1161

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