Road Trip to the Gardens with the Jazz Phools

Included with admission. Enjoy a little music with your lunch from the Blue Palmetto Cafe, or bring your own lunch.

Survival Gardening

10:30am-Noon on October 12 at Bok Tower Gardens.

Garden Cocktail Party

Members $10/ Nonmembers $25. Join 3x Food Network champion MacKenzie Smith – creator of Grilled Cheese Social and Florida native food expert. Also meet Yaupon Brothers American Tea founder Bryon White for a charismatic cocktail hour at Bok Tower Gardens. Enjoy recipes inspired by foraging Florida plants and the subtropical essence of the Sunshine State.

Road Trip to the Gardens with the Rusty Wright Trio

Enjoy music with your lunch purchased in the Blue Palmetto Cafe or bring your own lunch. Included with admission.

Town & Country History Bus Tour

Bok After Dark: The ’60s

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Open 5-8pm, Oct 4 at Bok Tower Gardens. Geert d’Hollander performs music from the 1960s on the Singing Carillon. Perfect time to have dinner at the Blue Palmetto Cafe or to bring a picnic basket to enjoy before or during the concert. Included w/admission.

Building an Icon: Building Bok Tower Singing Carillon

This exhibition at the Lake Wales History Museum by Bok Tower Gardens is on exhibit  thru Aug 24. Learn about the ways that people worked on the Singing Tower from Edward Bok’s initial vision to its design and construction, from the foundation to its crowning herons. Lake Wales History Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 […]

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 […]

Florida’s Female Pioneers

Women’s History Month presentation: “Florida’s Female Pioneers” with guest speaker Peggy MacDonald examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State. Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a female doctor during the Civil War, visited Florida during the war and ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida during Reconstruction. Harriet Beecher Stowe is […]

History Happy Hour

See the changing exhibit: The Freedom Riders closes on March 20. Talk to our curator and enjoy live music, history trivia, complimentary food and drinks.  Free to the public.

Polk Arts Alliance

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