The Bok Tower Gardens online press room provides members of the news & media with the latest information about the Gardens, current promotional offers, special event details, conservation efforts, and more. Please note that all information is subject to change. For information verification, please contact the Marketing & Public Relations department:

Erica Smith
Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Press Releases

9/26/16 Creativity BLOOMS at Bok Tower Gardens with an Exciting Lineup of Arts, Culture and Wellness Opportunities

9/14/16 LUNCH & LEARN, HANDS-ON LEARNING and FLORIDA GARDENING SERIES at Bok Tower Gardens provide opportunity for learning about Florida’s Landscape and Beyond

9/14/16 Enjoy Flavorful Learning with FRESH BITES and COOKING CLASSES at Bok Tower Gardens’ Outdoor Kitchen and Edible Garden

9/7/16 Dr. Tomas Bok and Family Dedicates New Garden Spaces in the Shadow of Great-Grandfather’s Singing Tower

8/2/16 Native, Natural and WILD… Bok Tower Gardens Unveils New Gardens Combining the Visions of Two Master Landscape Architects

8/29/16 The Legacy Continues as the Bok Family Celebrates the Opening of New Garden Spaces

8/22/16 ROOTSTOCK Plant & Garden Festival Takes Root October 15-16

8/16/16 Say HELLO to Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden Opening September 10

8/12/16 Bok Tower Gardens Ushers in a New Generation of Visitors with Conclusion of Capital Campaign and the Unveiling of New Gardens

8/3/16 Learn the Secrets of Antique Cypress at Bok Tower Gardens’ Lunch and Learn Series Wednesday, September 7

8/1/16 Bok Tower Gardens teams with Humane Society of Polk County for Summer Dog Day September 17

7/22/16 Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates the Future Saturday, September 10 with the Grand Opening of the Largest Expansion in 87 Years of History

7/12/16 Bok Tower Gardens Joins the Sensation with Pokemon “GO to the Gardens” Saturday, July 16

7/17/16 Bok Tower Gardens Honors the Lives of the 49 Orlando Victims With A Special Tolling of the Tower Bells on Sunday, June 19 at 12:00pm

5/19/16 Renowned Sculptor and Mosaic Artist Kevin Carman Continues River of Stone Legacy At Entrance to Bok Tower Gardens’ New Children’s Garden

5/13/16 Bok Tower Gardens Salutes Military Families

5/3/16 PHOTO AND VIDEO ALERT: Bok Academy Students to Learn Valuable Cooking Skills From Chef David Bearl at Bok Tower Gardens’ Outdoor Kitchen May 20

4/29/16 15th Annual Summer Music Series Returns June 4 to Bok Tower Gardens

4/8/16 All New Bok Tower Gardens Outdoor Kitchen & Edible Garden Opens Tomorrow

4/1/16 Discover a World of Learning This Summer with Bok Tower Gardens DISCOVERY DAYS Summer Camp July 11 – August 5

3/30/16 Experience a Fusion of CULTURE & COCKTAILS at Bok Tower Gardens Featuring LAO TIZER QUARTET April 7th at 6 p.m.

3/21/16 90th Annual Easter Sunrise Service March 27 at 7 a.m.

2/27/16 Peter & the Wolf To Be Performed At Bok Tower Gardens Mar. 10, 11, & 12

2/15/16 Green Horizon Land Trust Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Mar. 13 at Bok Tower Gardens

1/27/16 87th Anniversary Celebration at the Gardens

1/11/16 Bok Tower Gardens’ Volunteer Job Fair on Jan. 15

Holiday Home Tour Takes Visitors ‘To Grandfather’s House’ Nov. 27 to Jan. 3

10/30/15 Florida Citrus Celebration Nov. 7-8

10/8/15 7th Annual Boktoberfest Now Two Days Oct. 17-18 at Bok Tower Gardens

9/9/15 Vegetable & Herb Gardening Workshop Sept. 19

8/28/15 Dog Day of Summer Sept. 5

6/15/15 Bok Tower Gardens’ 3rd Annual Pink Day June 20

5/29/15 14th Annual Live at the Gardens Summer Music Series Opens June 6

4/15/15 ‘Gypsy Jazz’ John Jorgenson Quintet Performs Under The Stars at Bok Tower Gardens April 25

4/1/15 World-renowned Pianist Omar Sosa in Concert April 9

3/27/15 89th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 5

3/24/15 Runners/Walkers in Carillon Classic 5K Will Blaze New Trails on New Course

3/13/15 Carillon Classic 5K Committee Sets Sights on Team Competition

2/24/15 Green Horizon Land Trust Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Mar. 15 at Bok Tower Gardens

1/5/15 UF/IFAS and Bok Tower Gardens Partnership Announced; Kickoff Celebration Jan. 9

11/18/14 20th Anniversary of Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate ‘Best Christmas Ever’ at Bok Tower Gardens Nov. 28 to Jan. 4

10/17/14 Bok Tower Gardens Breaks Ground October 24; Largest Expansion in 85-Year History

10/6/14 Sixth Annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale at Bok Tower Gardens Oct. 18

9/12/14 Authors Doug Tallamy and Rick Kilby to Speak at Bok Tower Gardens

8/28/14 Dog Day of Summer Sept. 6 at Bok Tower Gardens

6/6/14 Pink Day at Bok Tower Gardens June 14

4/15/14 A Night of Roots-Rock & Homestyle Americana ‘Under The Stars’ at Bok Tower Gardens April 26

3/12/14 Special Presentations for the Gardens planned March 23 & 24

3/5/14 Guest Carillonneurs to perform on Singing Tower during 22nd International Carillon Festival March 8-16 at Bok Tower Gardens

2/25/14 Flowers, Flowers Everywhere! Peak Bloom Season at Bok Tower Gardens Now through mid-March

2/20/14 Green Horizon Land Trust Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Mar. 2 at Bok Tower Gardens

1/31/14 Bok Tower Gardens Announces $12 Million Initiative to Build New Garden Spaces

1/28/14 Bok Tower Gardens Press Conference Jan. 31; Announcing $12 Million Initiative

1/17/14 Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates 85th Anniversary Feb. 1

1/13/14 Bok Tower Gardens Recruits Volunteers at Job Fair Jan. 24

12/30/13 Bok Tower Gardens Receives State Funding for Restoration Projects

12/2/13 Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert at Bok Tower Gardens Dec. 7

11/20/13 Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens ‘Celebrates Traditions’ at 19th Holiday Home Tour Nov. 29-Jan. 5

10/9/13 Fifth Annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale at Bok Tower Gardens Oct. 19

9/23/13 New Book Released – BOK TOWER GARDENS: America’s Taj Mahal

8/30/13 Bring Your Dog to Bok Tower Gardens Sept. 7, Proceeds Benefit Polk Humane Society

8/12/13 Bok Tower Gardens wins Florida ASLA Frederic B. Stresau Award for 25-Year Master Plan

7/25/13 Bok Tower’s original Great Brass Door Key on display at PMoA Exhibit July 27-Oct 5

6/14/13 Bok Tower Gardens Partners with Private Landowner to Help Save Endangered Florida Goldenaster

6/12/13 Bok Tower Gardens among choices for 8th Wonder of the World designation by Virtual Tourist website

6/11/13 Pink Day at Bok Tower Gardens June 22

4/25/13 Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates Cinco de Mayo May 5

4/16/13 Fresh, New, Original Music ‘Under The Stars’ at Bok Tower Gardens April 27

4/2/13 Spanish Guitarist Robert Phillips ‘Live at the Gardens’ April 13

3/25/13 Concert Pianist Vladimir Svoysky performs at Pinewood Estate April 7

2/21/13 New Preserve Trail Opens; Community Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Mar. 1

2/15/13 Peak Bloom Season Best Time to Visit Bok Tower Gardens – Bring Your Camera!

2/11/13 Bok Tower Gardens to host Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Presentation Feb. 15

1/17/13 Founder’s Day Weekend Feb. 1-3 at Bok Tower Gardens

1/10/13 Bok Tower Gardens Teams with Polk Humane Society, Hosts Winter Dog Day Jan. 19

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Erica Smith
Director of Marketing & Public Relations 863.734.1210

About Bok Tower Gardens

Voted Florida’s best garden, Bok Tower Gardens is a National Historic Landmark located 10 miles from LEGOLAND Florida, 55 miles southwest of Orlando and 60 miles east of Tampa near Lake Wales in Central Florida’s rolling hills of citrus. Open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor Center, Café and Gift Shop are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults and $5 for ages 5-12. Members and children under 5 are admitted free. LEGOLAND ticket holders will receive free admission for children under 12. For more information, contact Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales FL 33853; 863-676-1408 or visit

Media Admissions Policy

Bok Tower Gardens is pleased to offer two complimentary passes to active members of the news media who are in news gathering positions. Please submit a request to the Director of Marketing & Public Relations stating your name, position, the specific date you would like to visit the Gardens, and a phone number and e-mail address. Please allow 48 hours advance notice for admission requests whenever possible.