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THE BOK TOWER GARDENS
Bok Tower Gardens, also known as Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary, is an historic landmark, beautiful garden and bird sanctuary located in Lake Wales. The garden features acres of lush palm trees, ferns and wetland plants. Due to the mass greenery, the garden is a refuge for over one hundred bird species, wild turkeys and cranes which you are sure to come across on your visit.
The Singing Tower is the centrepiece of the gardens and is one of the most popular features. Built at the highest site, a 60-bell carillon is set within the walls that exude gothic revival. Concerts are given daily at 1pm and 3pm to all visitors. The tower is also surrounded by a stunning moat-style koi pond made of pink Etowah, creating a serene setting for you to get lost in.
The tower also includes The Pine Ridge Trail which is located at one of the highest points in Florida at 298 feet above sea level, making it ideal for adventurers. The Pine Ridge Trail is perfect for all you explorers as you are most likely to come across many rare plants and animals. These include; the gopher tortoise, Eastern indigo snake, gopher frogs, and many more.
You can find Bok Tower Gardens between Tampa and Orlando. The tower is open all year round from 8am to 6pm and is less than an hour’s drive from your resort along 14 and Highway 27 to Lake Wales.
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