From the magic of Disney World to the glitz and glamour of Palm Beach to the wild nightlife in Miami, Florida has many things to offer both residents and visitors. As you travel from coast to coast you are sure to stumble upon a small town in central Florida by the name of Lake Wales and it is here you will find the amazing Bok Tower Gardens.
Originally developed by philanthropist Edward Bok as a way of thanking the American people for all the opportunities afforded him as a young immigrant from the Netherlands, Bok Tower Gardens has been named a National Historic Landmark and is a destination in itself. Anchored by the magnificent 205 ft Singing Tower which houses one of only 600 Carillons in the world, these gardens offer an opportunity for bird watching, a leisurely stroll through the gardens or just a moment or two to enjoy the serenity and peace found in nature.
As a destination garden, Bok Tower Gardens has something that will entertain and delight every member of the family.
• To introduce the kids to the joys of nature and gardening, let them stroll through the vine covered arbor and watch butterflies, birds and other wildlife at work and just enjoy the freedom to be. They will have so much fun they won’t even know they are learning something in the process!
• While Mom always enjoys the annual Mother’s Day brunch, why not bring her to the gardens and let her enjoy the blooming azaleas, magnolias and dogwoods while she spends a day with her family.
• Adults can grab a peaceful moment, observe the wildlife, enjoy the ever changing scenery and/or listen to a beautiful bell concert emanating from the tower. And, of course, there are always shopping opportunities.
Theme parks are fun and big cities can be exciting but the next time you are looking for a spot the whole family can enjoy, consider spending a day at Bok Tower Gardens. You will leave feeling refreshed and reenergized and your wallet will still be intact.