Bok Tower Gardens and Pinewood Estate

1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, FL 33853


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WIth 50 acres of historic landscape gardens and hiking trails, the unique Singing Tower 60-bell carillon, a reflecting pool, and the magnificent 20-room 1930s Mediterranean-style Pinewood Estate mansion, the Bok Tower Gardens offer artistic, cultural, personal and spiritual enrichment.

In 1921 Edward W. Bok purchased land on one of Florida's highest hills and hired the famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. to ​convert the arid sandhill into “a spot of beauty second to none in the country.”  The meandering, historic landscape garden was designed to be a contemplative and informal woodland setting offering a series of romantic recesses and tranquil resting spots, picturesque vistas and breathtaking views of the Singing Tower. Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines fashion a lush backdrop for flowering foliage and the spectacular seasonal color of azaleas, camellias and magnolias.

The gardens provide shade to visitors as well as refuge for squirrels and 126 bird species. The grounds of Bok Tower Gardens is a designated site on the Great Florida Birding Trail. The art deco and neo-Gothic tower features sculptures and grille work depicting birds and plants and other forms of wildlife. ​​​

Carillon concerts are scheduled most days at 1 and 3 pm.