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FREE Admission to Bok Tower Gardens on May 12 for National Public Gardens Day

FREE Admission to Bok Tower Gardens on May 12 for National Public Gardens Day

On Friday, May 12, your whole family can visit Bok Tower Gardens for FREE as part of National Public Gardens Day!

Bok Tower Gardens is a national historic landmark that features a majestic bell tower, daily carillon concerts, children’s garden, outdoor kitchen and edible garden, and Pinewood Estate all on over 150 acres of wild Florida beauty.

FREE ADMISSION COUPON MUST BE PRINTED IN ADVANCE!

To get your coupon, visit https://boktowergardens.org/calendar/national-public-gardens-day/ and look for the “Claim Your Coupon” link in the orange box. Free admission coupons are only valid on Friday, May 12th, and you must have one coupon for EACH guest. Does not include admission to Pinewood Estate.

National Public Gardens Day is a national event is designed to raise awareness about the role America’s public gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide. Activities include behind-the-scenes tours of the Gardens and other educational opportunities.

FREE Admission is also available for mothers on Sunday, May 14. Regular admission prices apply on Sunday for all other guests. Click here for details

HOURS: Bok Tower Gardens is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last admission from the entrance gate is at 5 p.m. The Singing Tower carillon concerts are at 1 & 3 p.m. daily with short selections played on the hour and half-hour.

LOCATION: Bok Tower Gardens is located at 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales FL 33853 .

QUESTIONS: Visit https://boktowergardens.org/ or call 863-676-1408.

 

REVIEW – Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland: Our unforgettable wild animal adventure

REVIEW – Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland: Our unforgettable wild animal adventure

Nestled on over 260 acres of land in Lakeland, you’ll find one of the most unique and memorable experiences in Florida. Look a zebra in the eye Feed a llama from your hand See the huge horns of the Watsui cattle Get licked by a water buffalo Hold hands with a ring-tailed lemur We recently visited… Continue Reading

Safari Wilderness Ranch – Book a Pumpkin Safari for 1/2 Price

Safari Wilderness Ranch – Book a Pumpkin Safari for 1/2 Price

Did you know Lakeland is home to water buffalo, zebras, camels, ostriches, warthogs, lemurs, and porcupines? How about eland, red lechwe, sitatunga, springbok, Watusi cattle, barasingha, axis deer, fallow deer, scimitar-horned oryx, and nilgai? (It’s ok – we had to Google all of those too!) Safari Wilderness is a natural adventure ranch located in Lakeland where you can… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Library Week 2016 – April 10-16

Celebrate National Library Week 2016 – April 10-16

This week is Celebrate National Library Week 2016 with the theme “Libraries Transform.” First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have… Continue Reading

HELLO Spring Break! – 100+ Ideas for Spring Break Fun in Lakeland & Central Florida

HELLO Spring Break! – 100+ Ideas for Spring Break Fun in Lakeland & Central Florida

Staying local for Spring Break? We guarantee you’ll find something fun on our list of over 100 events & activities for Spring Break! There are a variety of Spring Break Camps offered in Lakeland next week – check out our Spring Break Camp Guide for links to find out which ones still have open registration.… Continue Reading

40+ ideas for family activities in Lakeland (and at home!)

40+ ideas for family activities in Lakeland (and at home!)

If you’re like me, you’ve been so focused on Christmas, you haven’t given much thought to the reality that your kids are going to be home for an entire week after December 25! Although they’ll likely be happy playing with new toys or reading new books for the first few days, we’ve put together a list… Continue Reading

Experience Gift Ideas (they don’t take up space!)

Experience Gift Ideas (they don’t take up space!)

As your kids start making a Christmas list, do you ever say to yourself “More toys?? My kids already have TOO MUCH STUFF!” Think back to your own childhood… although we all had our favorite toys (Cabbage Patch Dolls, Lite Brite, G.I. Joe, Caboodles and Roller Racers, anyone?), you’re probably much more likely to remember a family vacation, trip to… Continue Reading

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