Free Admission to Bok Towers
Enjoy everything Bok Towers has to offer this summer for FREE on the last Friday of every month from May through September!
No admission ticket, purchase, or reservation is required.
Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales, FL 33853
The historic landscape garden was created to offer various settings from quiet secluded resting spots to views of the surrounding areas to spots to admire the singing tower.
Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden incorporates cooling water features, vibrant plantings, a boardwalk, play areas with climbing features, a stage for little performers, and plenty of space to build, dig, create and explore.
The Singing Tower is at the center of the gardens. It was built at the highest elevation site. There is a reflection pool to the south of the tower. The tower has a 60 bell carillon inside. A carillon is a percussion instrument that is played on a keyboard and has cast iron bells that play together.
The tower also houses the largest carillon library in the world. The tower is not open to the public
Additional Things To Do
The Pine Ridge Nature Trail at Bok Tower Gardens is a 3/4 mile trail. The longleaf pine forest was once al over the Southeeastern United States. It is now in danger of disappearing. The forest is home to the Gopher Tortoise, the Florida Mouse and Gopher Frogs.
Pinewood Estate is a 20-room Mediterranean-style mansion located on Bok Tower grounds. It as built in the 1930’s for Charles Austin Buck, a Bethlehem Steel vice president. The estate is currently closed for tours but may reopen soon.
Blue Palmetto Cafe is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Enjoy a great picnic at any spot in the Gardens.
The Shop at Bok offers souvenirs to remember your visit, books about Florida, carillon music recorded from the Singing Tower, and unique treasures for everyone.