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.

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

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.

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.

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 […]

Lunch & Learn Guided Tour & Concert

Bok Tower Door

Bring a picnic lunch and attend a guided tour of the Singing Tower exterior highlighting its history, artistry, architecture and construction, followed by a carillon concert and historical artifacts display. Included with admission. March 10 through 14 – Lunch & Learn Guided Tour & Concert noon–1:30 p.m. During the 22nd Annual Carillon Festival.

Hidden Garden Melodies

Enjoy impromptu music on the Blue Palmetto Café Terrace.

Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival

2013 Lake Wales Arts Festival

Art displays, artist demonstrations, live music, children’s art tent, and food vendors along the shores of Lake Wailes.  Free admission.

22nd International Carillon Festival

Geert de Hollander

Features “New Music on Old Bells” Live performances daily throughout the festival at 1pm and 3pm. Bok Tower Gardens welcomes four emerging guest carillonneurs who will debut world premiere performances on the Singing Tower carillon during the 22nd International Carillon Festival (ICF) March 8-16, 2014. These world-renowned artists are pioneering new sounds on the carillon, […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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