Starting June 15 – August 31


Add a little pep in your step as you enjoy a summer display of pepper plants. Enjoy a spicy stroll through the Gardens as hundreds of edible and ornamental pepper plants add a rainbow of color and texture. Sweet, hot, and terrifically tangy, learn more about these vibrant plants and how peppers add a unique look to any landscape.

Stop by The Shop at Bok and bring home the beauty of peppers to your home garden or landscape, from the bushy bright yellow euchu to everyone’s favorite purple flash.

Turn up your taste buds at The Blue Palmetto Cafe featuring Chef Fulwood’s World Famous Salsa and all-new Roasted Poblano Pepper Guacamole, and delicious Sangria by the bottle or glass.

Schedule of Events

Wawa Summer Fun Day

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Friday, May 28
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.

Nature Discovery: Nature Observation Station

Friday, June 04
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Join us in Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden and stop by the Nature Observation Station. Participate in activities designed for kids of all ages to build a deeper appreciation of nature.
Purchase General Admission Tickets

Heart-Centered Yoga and Mindful Meditation

Saturday, June 05
9:00 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, heartFULL yoga practice with time for relaxation, reflection, and gentle movements followed by a calming and nurturing meditation.  All levels are welcome and encouraged to take this opportunity to be present and peaceful even in these uncertain times.
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Yoga for Kids

Saturday, June 05
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, included in general admission for non-members

Introduce your children to a gentle yoga practice that focuses on stress relief, anger management, self-awareness & a positive self-image. Yoga mat, towel, or blanket; blocks (if desired), and water to stay hydrated. Children should wear clothes that are comfortable, yoga socks if need to avoid sliding on the mat. Meet at the Oval Lawn and walk to the shady East Glade. For kids ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Forni Dental
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Nature Adventurers: Building a Habitat Box

Saturday, June 05
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 per family for non-members

Animals of all types build nests and shelters. Be ready to use your imagination as we recreate animal shelters with an abundant resource: boxes! This class is lots of fun for the whole family.
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Nature Discovery: Gopher Tortoise the Keystone Species

Friday, June 11
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Drop by Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden to learn about how the Gopher Tortoise provides shelter for more than 350 other species. Make a Gopher Tortoise craft as you learn how you can help this amazing burrowing reptile.
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Yaupon Tea Yesterday and Today

Saturday, June 12
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free for members, included in general admission

Join Yaupon Brothers American Tea CEO Bryon White for a discussion on the fascinating history of Yaupon Holly dating back to native peoples and their foodways and learn about his efforts to build a Yaupon tea industry.
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The Florida Gardener: Survival Gardener

Virtual Event
Saturday, June 12
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free for members, $10 for non-members

Grow some preparedness into your garden and have food ready for when you need it. Learn about staple foods that are easy to grow in your garden.
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Nature Discovery: Nature Sculptures

Tuesday, June 15
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Using everyday items from the kitchen, make your own animal statue to take home and place in your garden.
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Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, June 19
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, $15 non-members

Join Jody Reece for a morning of bending, breathing, and relaxing in the great outdoors.  This inclusive yoga class includes slow, gentle movements, breathing techniques and an extended mindful meditation. All levels are welcome. Beginners are welcome to attend.
Register Now

Nature Discovery: Making Music

Tuesday, June 22
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Stop by Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden to join in the rhythms of the garden. Musical instruments will be available to play along with the music of nature.
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Sensory Mandalas

Wednesday, June 23
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Creating a mandala, or “circle,” with natural materials is a creative and artful way to engage in nature and is often used as a form of expression and self-reflection. Join us with your children as we engage all of the senses to create a nature mandala.
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Wawa Summer Fun Day

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Friday, June 25
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.

Learn How to Make Your Own Hot Sauce

Saturday, June 26
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$5 for members, $20 for non-members

Growing peppers in Central Florida is a rewarding experience. Learn how to preserve your garden pepper abundance by making hot sauce. Sample a variety of hot sauces from mild to wild. Served with rice and beans to counteract the spicy heat and topped with flor de izote.
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“Bee” Artistic Encaustic Artists Reception

Saturday, June 26
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Included in membership or general admission

Meet the members of Florida Wax and watch as they create and demonstrate this one-of-a- kind art with molten beeswax, resin and pigments! Learn more about bees and how they produce honey with experts from Bee Haven.
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Building Resilience Through Drumming

Tuesday, June 29
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
free for members, $15 for non-members

Resilience Through Drumming, is a structured learning program using drums to reconnect with ourselves and others. Participants will enjoy personal growth and insight while drumming on djembe drums. No previous drumming experience necessary.
Register Now

Nature Discovery: Nature Observation Station

Friday, July 02
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Join us in Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden and stop by the Nature Observation Station. Participate in activities designed for kids of all ages to build a deeper appreciation of nature.
Purchase General Admission Tickets

Heart Centered Yoga & Mindful Meditation

Saturday, July 03
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
free for members, $15 for non-members

Join Kelly Andrews for a morning of Bliss outdoors.  The class format includes a slow, heartFULL yoga practice with time for relaxation, reflection, and gentle movements followed by a calming and nurturing meditation.  All levels are welcome and encouraged to take this opportunity to be present and peaceful even in these uncertain times.
Register Now

Yoga for Kids

Saturday, July 3
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, included in general admission for non-members

Introduce your children to a gentle yoga practice that focuses on stress relief, anger management, self-awareness & a positive self-image. Yoga mat, towel, or blanket; blocks (if desired), and water to stay hydrated. Children should wear clothes that are comfortable, yoga socks if need to avoid sliding on the mat. Meet at the Oval Lawn and walk to the shady East Glade. For kids ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Forni Dental
Register Now

Nature Adventurers: Exploring Ancient Islands

Saturday, July 03
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 per family for non-members

Imagine what life was like when most of Florida was underwater and the Lake Wales Ridge was a series of islands. Join us for a ‘dig’ back to the past and discover what lived around our ancient islands.
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Sowing Seeds of Kindness

Wednesday, July 07
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 for non-members

Garden activities offer many opportunities to practice thoughtfulness, caring, and gratitude. Join us with your children to decorate and fill seed packets, one to keep and one that can be planted or shared with someone as a random act of kindness.
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Nature Discovery: Nature Games

Friday, July 09
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Join us in Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden to play some nature games. We will be using natural found objects and the natural world as our discovery.
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The Florida Gardener: Native Plants in Your Home Garden

Virtual Event
Saturday, July 10
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free for members, $10 for non-members

Join the Florida Gardener program and learn how to bring your landscape to life and about the benefits and beauty of incorporating native plants into your home garden.
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Nature Discovery: Ephemeral Art with Nature

Friday, July 13
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

The beauty of nature is often fleeting. Ephemeral Art embraces the momentary beauty of nature. Join us in Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden to create temporary art using natural materials.
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Sowing the Seeds of Compassion

Wednesday, July 14
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 for non-members

Garden activities offer many opportunities to practice thoughtfulness, caring, and gratitude. Join us with your children while we help them to understand compassion and caring for others through a seed sowing project they will nurture at home.
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Nature Discovery: Ephemeral Art with Nature

Saturday, July 17
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

The beauty of nature is often fleeting. Ephemeral Art embraces the momentary beauty of nature. Join us in Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden to create temporary art using natural materials.
Purchase General Admission Tickets

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, July 17
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, $15 non-members

Join Jody Reece for a morning of bending, breathing, and relaxing in the great outdoors.  This inclusive yoga class includes slow, gentle movements, breathing techniques and an extended mindful meditation. All levels are welcome. Beginners are welcome to attend.
Register Now

Building Resilience Through Drumming

Tuesday, July 20
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 for non-members

Resilience Through Drumming, is a structured learning program using drums to reconnect with ourselves and others. Participants will enjoy personal growth and insight while drumming on djembe drums. No previous drumming experience necessary.
Register Now

Sowing the Seeds of Friendship

Wednesday, July 21
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
free for members, $15 for non-members

Garden activities offer many opportunities to practice thoughtfulness, caring, and gratitude. Join us with your children as they discover what it means to be a thoughtful friend and how to make friendships grow. We will make and take home a seed-laced card that can be given or planted together with a friend.
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Spice Up Your Life With Spicy Peppers: Make Your Own Fire Cider

Saturday, July 24
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$10 for members, $15 for non-members

Learn the health benefits of hot peppers and make your own ‘fire cider’ to take home. Fire cider is being rediscovered as a health boosting tonic.
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Nature Discovery: Insects Up Close

Tuesday, July 27
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Bok Tower Gardens is home to a myriad of insects from Ant Lions to the Zebra Longwing butterflies. Get an up-close look at some of these often-misunderstood creatures.
Purchase General Admission Tickets

Sowing the Seeds of Patience

Wednesday, July 28
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 for non-members

Garden activities with children offer many opportunities to practice thoughtfulness, caring, and gratitude. Join us with your children, as we weave lessons of patience into using a portable flower press and creating art with dried flowers and plants.
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Wawa Summer Fun Day

Wawa logo
Friday, July 30
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.

Nature Discovery: Insects Up Close

Saturday, July 31
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Bok Tower Gardens is home to a myriad of insects from Ant Lions to the Zebra Longwing butterflies. Get an up-close look at some of these often-misunderstood creatures.
Purchase General Admission Tickets

Building Resilience Through Drumming

Tuesday, August 03
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 for non-members

Resilience Through Drumming, is a structured learning program using drums to reconnect with ourselves and others. Participants will enjoy personal growth and insight while drumming on djembe drums. No previous drumming experience necessary.
Register Now

Nature Discovery: Insects Up Close

Friday, August 06
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Included in Membership or General Admission

Join us in Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden and stop by the Nature Observation Station. Participate in activities designed for kids of all ages to build a deeper appreciation of nature.
Purchase General Admission Tickets

Heart Centered Yoga & Mindful Meditation

Saturday, August 07
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, $15 for non-members

Join Kelly Andrews for a morning of Bliss outdoors.  The class format includes a slow, heartFULL yoga practice with time for relaxation, reflection, and gentle movements followed by a calming and nurturing meditation.  All levels are welcome and encouraged to take this opportunity to be present and peaceful even in these uncertain times.
Register Now

Yoga for Kids

Saturday, August 7
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, included in general admission for non-members

Introduce your children to a gentle yoga practice that focuses on stress relief, anger management, self-awareness & a positive self-image. Yoga mat, towel, or blanket; blocks (if desired), and water to stay hydrated. Children should wear clothes that are comfortable, yoga socks if need to avoid sliding on the mat. Meet at the Oval Lawn and walk to the shady East Glade. For kids ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Forni Dental
Register Now

Nature Adventurers: Nature Journaling

Saturday, August 07
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, $15 per family for non-members

Children will learn how to be the author of their own nature book. Drawing from nature, children will start their own nature story through nature journaling.
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Nice Cream

Saturday, August 14
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$5 members, $20 non-members

In this workshop, you will sample and learn how to make cashew milk and “nice cream” with only whole plant-based ingredients.
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The Florida Gardener: Inspiring Your Fall Garden

Virtual Event
Saturday, August 14
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free for members, $10 for non-members

As the end of Summer approaches, now is the time to plan and plant your fall garden. We’ll get ready together and prepare our best fall garden ever.
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Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, August 21
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, $15 non-members

Join Jody Reece for a morning of bending, breathing, and relaxing in the great outdoors.  This inclusive yoga class includes slow, gentle movements, breathing techniques and an extended mindful meditation. All levels are welcome. Beginners are welcome to attend.
Register Now

Yoga for Kids

Saturday, August 21
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Free for members, included in general admission for non-members

Introduce your children to a gentle yoga practice that focuses on stress relief, anger management, self-awareness & a positive self-image. Yoga mat, towel, or blanket; blocks (if desired), and water to stay hydrated. Children should wear clothes that are comfortable, yoga socks if need to avoid sliding on the mat. Meet at the Oval Lawn and walk to the shady East Glade. For kids ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Forni Dental
Register Now

ENCAUSTIC EXPLORATIONS WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 21
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$165 members, $185 non-members
Participants will learn about encaustic history, safety, surfaces, and fusing. Explore a variety of techniques such as incising, image transfers, pigment sticks, mark-making, collage, mono-printing, and incorporating photos.
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Wawa Summer Fun Day

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Friday, August 27
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.

The Florida Gardener: Edible Landscaping

Virtual Event
Saturday, September 11
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free for members, $10 for non-members

Get the most from your yard by incorporating beautiful plants that also produce food for you and your family. Edible landscaping allows you to create a multi-functional landscape that repays your investment of water, and space, and time with food.
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Wawa Summer Fun Day

Wawa logo
Friday, September 24
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.