• Tai Chi in the Gardens

    Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi surrounded by the serenity of the Gardens. Individuals of all ages and physical conditions can use the fluid movements to help release tension, increase balance and relax. This seasonal activity runs on Saturdays from 8:30-9:30am from October 6-April 6, with the exceptions of November 24 and December 22. $10 members, $17 […]

  • Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

    The suburban backyard is an American original—an invention so familiar it hardly seems invented at all. This exciting traveling exhibit explores the mid-century backyard from the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design, and the birth of the environmental movement. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun […]

  • Pioneer Days Festival

    Join us for the Lake Wales Museum’s signature heritage event – a family-friendly, free community festival with live entertainment, food vendors, heritage & hand crafts, farmers market, petting zoo & animal rides, reenactments, historic architecture tours, Native American dances, antique cars, tractors and more! Pioneer of the Year Celebration is October 27 at 10 AM, […]

  • Florida Lecture Series: Leslie Kemp Poole

    Leslie Kemp Poole, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Rollins College, presents “Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century” Even before they had the right to vote, women were at the forefront of the fight to save Florida’s unique environment. Most likely the fight began in 1900 when a group of Miami women organized the first meeting of […]

  • FallFest

    Polk State College’s 2018 FallFest takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, continuing the community tradition that is more than 30 years strong. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Winter Haven Campus at 999 Ave. H N.E. transforms into the highly anticipated craft fair featuring a variety of activities and crafters selling items from artwork, to […]

  • Rootstock Plant & Garden Festival

    Dig Into ROOTSTOCK Plant & Garden Festival presented by Duke Energy A FREE Community Event Celebrating the Start of Florida’s Gardening Season ROOTSTOCK Plant & Garden Festival presented by Duke Energy returns to Bok Tower Gardens Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $10 per car, members free. Free […]

  • Sesame Street Live

      When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be a part of the big event. But there’s one problem…Elmo can’t do magic! That’s when Elmo teams up with Abby and Justin, embarking on an amazing journey where Elmo will discover the “power […]

  • An Evening of Poetry and Prose

    Harrison School for the Arts is pleased to present “An Evening of Poetry and Prose” from the creative writing department on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a hand-selected collection of original creative work written and presented by students from every grade level. The event takes place in the Black Box Theatre. […]

  • Earth Wind+Fire Art Gallery Reception

    Harrison School for the Arts is pleased to host the upcoming Visual Arts Exhbit “Earth, Wind and Fire” with a reception on Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the art gallery. “Earth, Wind, and Fire” features new artwork from all grade levels and will be on exhibit through mid-November. This event is free and […]

Upcoming Events

Fri 19

Sesame Street Live

October 19 @ 9:30 am - October 20 @ 1:30 pm

Press Releases

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising – Women’s Rights Gallery Exhibit

Art Exhibition – February 3-20, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm Reception Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:30-7:30pm Polk State College Visual Arts is hosting an art exhibition that Raises awareness about Domestic Violence, supports Women’s rights, and promotes art with a social context. This exhibition will provide the community with an cultural event and students […]

Bok Tower Gardens Oval Lawn, New Entry Perspective

Bok Tower Gardens Announces $12 Million Initiative to Build New Garden Spaces

Children’s Garden ▪ Outdoor Kitchen ▪ Florida Wild Garden ▪ Accessibility • Tower Restoration ▪ New Entry Sequence ▪ Horticultural Improvements ▪ Expanded Café Seating ▪ Pollinator Garden ▪ Exhibit Hall Renovations “Preserve the Legacy, Steward the Future” On the occasion of its 85th anniversary, Bok Tower Gardens is embarking on a $12 million capital […]

Feb 1 & 2: Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates Founder’s Day Weekend

February 1 & 2 – Founder’s Day Weekend 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Join Bok Tower Gardens in celebrating our 85th anniversary with a weekend of up-close and-personal experiences at the Gardens. The Gardens is open free of charge on Saturday, February 1 in honor of this special occasion, with a variety of activities taking […]

Bok Tower Door

Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates 85th Anniversary February 1

Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, February 1 with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham. “Your Story Is Our Story” is the theme of the day’s event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Historic Landmark was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on February 1, […]

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