Founder’s Day Celebration | Bok Tower Gardens


The Great Brass Door at the carillon. Photo from Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, February 1st with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham.
As a bonus, many special free activities will also be going on for this event.
See their announcement here.

  • Japanese drummers will perform at 10:15 a.m.
  • Dedication Ceremony with Senator Graham at 11 a.m.
  • Crossing the moat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free Pinewood Estate tours from 10 5 p.m.
  • Free greenhouse tours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free conservation tours at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
  • Tree planting ceremony at 2 p.m.
  • Distribution of 2,500 Longleaf pine seedlings for visitors to plant at home
  • “A Look Back” exhibit in the Visitor Center featuring lesser-known facts, stories and photographs from throughout the Gardens’ 85-year history

Bok Tower Gardens is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last admission from the entrance is at 5 p.m. The Visitor Center, Blue Palmetto Café and Tower & Garden Gift Shop are open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adult admission is normally $12-18.

“There’s always something in bloom at Bok Tower Gardens. The plant identification display located outside the Visitor Center has cuttings to show you what’s blooming every day with labels identifying both the Latin and common names. Many of the plants are available for sale in the plant shop. Both cold-hardy and semi-tropical plants grow here. Our growing conditions are: acid sandy soil, zone 9a”

In bloom on January 29th.



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