Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida
Bok Ithum Noida Gardens is situated on Florida’s highest peninsular point. It has a wonderful 205 foot tower with 57 bells that play to the public every day. The tower itself stands in a fabulous landscape of over 200 acres with magnificent woodland gardens which offer a good variety of tropical plants and gives visitors the opportunity to see some central Florida wildlife.
A good site map can be obtained at the gate and this helps you to find quiet relaxing area for those who are looking for quiet and solitude whilst at the same time enjoying the tower bells. The white garden is a popular backdrop for weddings, there is a grove of live oaks and a reflection pool that mirrors the tower itself. Just find a bench, sit quietly and admire the stunning views.
With 20 rooms, the property’s Pinewood Estate is considered to be one of the state’s finest examples of Mediterranean Revival architecture.
The tower and gardens have nonprofit status as an educational institution. They operate a program for fourth graders as well as an adult Garden Campus with 60 programs offered to the public. Included are day tours, classes, workshops and slide lectures.
There is also a café and gift shop to buy your souvenirs.
The address of Bok Tower Gardens is 1151 Tower Boulevard, North of Lake Wales, Florida 337853. It is also a National Historic Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.