Fourth of July Bike Parade

Children’s crafts, bicycle decorating, parade. Cost: $1 per parade entry. Location: Along the shores of Lake Wailes. Phone: 863-676-8426.

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.

Wildflower Walk

In partnership with South Florida State College’s Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival, Bok Tower Gardens will host a 2-mile Wildflower Walk with Greg Kramer, Director of Horticulture, along the Gardens new Preserve Trail. Sponsored by the Florida Wildflower Foundation & the Florida State Wildflower license plate. Included with admission.

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 […]

Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition To Show Winning Works in 3 Cities

On Lemon Street in Lakeland, Jerzy Kedziora's "Feng Shui" of coldcast bronze is suspended between the trees.

14th Annual Exhibition to Feature Art in Winter Haven, Lakeland & Sebring LAKELAND ― Polk Museum of Art and the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are pleased to announce the selection of 26 new sculptures that will be displayed in downtown parks as part of the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The […]

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere! Peak Bloom Season at Bok Tower Gardens now through mid-March


LAKE WALES, Fla. — Peak bloom season has officially arrived at Bok Tower Gardens, one of the best times of year to visit the National Historic Landmark. During this annual rite of spring, visitors can observe more than 150 varieties of camellias and hundreds of azaleas along with nun’s orchids, irises, coral bean, Mexican flame […]

Sunset Carillon Concert: “St. Patrick’s Day”

St Patrick’s Day Carillon Concerts

Bok Tower Carillon

Stroll the gardens and enjoy the many shades of green as tunes from Ireland play on the carillon. Included with admission. Performances from 1:00-1:30pm and 3:00-3:30pm.

Flicks in the Garden: “The Wizard of Oz”

Family Camping Adventure

This event is sold out.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 (863) 804-0494