Bok Tower Gardens

Orlando attraction planning does not have to be limited to theme parks and water parks in the area. Yes, most vacationers come to Orlando, FL to visit these famous theme parks; however, there are many people looking for that special, quiet place to relax away from it all. “Bok Tower Gardens” is the place for these people, and everyone. Once a person visits they make it a plan to return.

Founded in 1929 by an immigrant from the Netherlands, at the ripe age of six years old, the “Gardens” has been visited by over twenty-three million people. The “Bok Tower Garden” web site states why it is visited by so many people every year: “Through its historic landscape gardens, unique Singing Tower carillon and magnificent 1930s Mediterranean-style mansion, the Gardens offer unparalleled opportunities for artistic, cultural, personal and spiritual enrichment.”

With that type of description, everyone should have this Orlando attraction at the top of their list. To find enrichment in all these areas, in just one place, arouses curiosity as to how it is done.

The Garden itself consists of extraordinary, winding landscapes. Creating the garden as a meditation area in a comfortable woodlands locale offers guests different romantic retreats while providing peaceful resting spots. The Garden offers a spectacular view of the “Singing Tower” and has striking views of the land. There are acres of pines, ferns, oaks and palms which create a lavish setting for the blossoming shrubbery surroundings.

The Garden of this Orlando attraction alone could stir up all types of “enrichment” or “enlightenment” inside a person. The breath-taking view can bring the feel of “heaven” to a person.

The “Singing Tower” carillon is a 205 foot neo-Gothic and art deco structure. Looking up at the tower and listening to the concerts created by the 60-bell carillon, set for one and three o’clock every afternoon, is an experience like no other. Checking calendar events at this Orlando attraction will offer scheduled “concert” performances from the carillon.

Two genre-busting bands will be featured in Bok Tower Garden’s annual Concert Under the Stars on April 27. They include the Alison Brown Quartet and the Duhks. The annual springtime event takes place on a hillside beneath the historic tower. Guests bring picnics and lawn chairs to listen to the three-hour event.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Tickets for children age 5 to 12 are $10 in advance, $12 day of show.  For tickets or more information, go to

A three quarter mile walking trail is available at this Orlando attraction. The “Pine Ridge Nature Trail” located at “Bok Tower Gardens” is a longleaf pine, turkey oak habitat to partake in. This trail takes a person through its unique habitat; once covering millions of acres in the Southeastern part of the United States. Although at risk of disappearing, “Bok” has been able to preserve a portion; allowing visitors to experience and learn from the longleaf habitat.

A new trail just opened called the “Preserve Trail.” Being an education for visitors relating to the natural landscape, it is a major part of “Bok Tower Gardens” mission. This mile and a half trail will inspire visitors to learn about Florida’s most endangered ecosystems. “Bok” has taken great measures in restoration of the ecosystem with continued restoration efforts.

It is no wonder why people come to become enriched at this Orlando attraction. Reading about it can start to enlighten someone to something bigger than themselves. Go to “Bok Tower Gardens” and become enriched in all your senses.


Last Updated on October 21, 2023