Harmonious Fare “Jazz in the City”

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As the sun sets atop Iron Mountain, the relaxing tones of the carillon transport you to a jazzy nightclub in the heart of the big city. Enjoy delicious food and drinks from vendors paired with the evening’s musical theme, for an additional fee. $5 per person. Free for members.

Bok Tower Souvenir Showcase

Bok Tower Carillon

Bring your kitschy, quirky, historic and curious souvenirs to show off and see others from local collections and more.

Intermediate Watercolors with Cathy Futral

Review wash, wet-in-wet, and dry brush watercolor techniques, color mixing and layering. Students will make landscape and floral studies and have a chance to paint en plein air in the garden. Breakfast, lunch and some supplies provided. $75 per person. Reservations required.

La Florida: 500 Years In the Place of Flowers

Exhibit of photography by John Moran in the Visitor Center at Bok Tower Gardens.

Annual Frostproof Orange Blossom Festival

Frostproof Art League members demonstrate their art techniques in the Gallery and on the streets.

Moonlight Carillon Concert

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Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of the full moon. It’s a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours and have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café. $5 per person. Free for members. Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert by Geert D’hollander. Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the torch-lit pathways and explore […]

Carillon Concerts

Geert de Hollander

Live carillon concerts arranged and performed by Bok Tower Carilloneur Geert d’Hollander to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Gardens.  30-minute live recitals are presented at 1pm and 3pm on both days during Founder’s Day Weekend.

Dedication Day Celebration

Bok Tower Carillon

Japanese drums, followed by a ceremony, guest speakers and a major announcement. Refreshments follow.  Free admission on Saturday in honor of Dedication Day.

Crossing the Moat

Bok Tower Door

Rare opportunity to pass through the historic gates and see the Great Brass Door up close. The moat will close during the carillon concerts at 1 & 3pm.

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

Bok Tower Gardens Oval Lawn, New Entry Perspective

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494