Bok Tower Gardens is a National Historic Landmark, contemplative garden, and bird sanctuary located north of Lake Wales, Florida. It is named after the founder Edward W. Bok, a humanitarian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who immigrated to America from the Netherlands.
We started our visit at the information center, which is a good way to get a lay of the land and learn the history of these gardens. They have a 15-minute film that is played continuously throughout the day. For those who aren’t familiar with Edward W. Bok, the Singing Tower, or Pinewood Estate, this film is a great way to find out everything about what Bok Tower Gardens has to offer. The exhibit hall has historical displays on Edward W. Bok’s life , as well as the history behind the Singing Tower and Gardens. You can also see the original carillon keyboard.