The Spring Bloom Festival is back at Bok Tower Gardens in 2019 to celebrate 90 years of history with a full calendar of events and floral displays at Pinewood Estate.
Explore the beauty and majesty of seeing more than 150 varieties of camellias and hundreds of azaleas bloom. Since the exact dates for peak bloom are difficult to predict, guests are encouraged to return throughout the spring season to experience the changing colors.
Live music will delight visitors to the gardens throughout the two-month festival, leading up to the 90th Anniversary International Carillon Festival, held March 20-24. The 60 carillon bells will ring every half hour and during daily concerts at 1 and 3 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary guided walking tours of the gardens Mondays – Saturdays at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., and on Sundays at 2 p.m. These tours depart from the Visitor Center.
If you’re looking for more floral festivities, visit the Pinewood Estate, which will be blossoming with specially designed floral displays throughout the 20-room Mediterranean-style 1930s winter retreat for the Spring Bloom Festival. The estate is open for historical tours daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for an additional price.
90th Anniversary Founder’s Day Weekend Celebration
February 1-3 | 10 a.m.- 3p.m.
Celebrate Bok Tower Gardens 90th Anniversary, as the historic iron Yellin gates are open for visitors to cross the moat and enjoy guided tours of the exterior of the Tower. Included with general admission or membership.
Spring Bloom Carillon Concerts LIVE!
Feb. 1st – April 14th | 1p.m. & 3p.m.
Geert D’hollander performs Carillon music from around the world at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon. Included with general admission.
Spring Bloom Walking Tours
February 1st – April 14th
Mondays – Saturdays at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
Gardens’ volunteers lead an hour-long Spring walking tour, sharing information about the flora and fauna and guiding visitors through the Gardens from the Visitor Center to the Singing Tower.
Harmony Dark Sky Star Party
February 2 | 4 – 10 p.m.
Learn about the night sky with astronomers, meet animals who survive in the dark and enjoy a special astronomy inspired carillon concert. Speakers include NASA astronaught Dr. Story Musgrave.
Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and Mar. 3
Join us on the Patio Terrace outside of the Blue Palmetto Cafe and enjoy live music while you eat.
Event is included in general admission and free for members.
Join us for our Valentine’s day events including For the Love of Chocolate, our Bok After Dark Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day at Pinewood Estate. Enjoy the day with that special someone in one of the most romantic spots in Central Florida.