The Brass Door at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida
During one of our many outings in Florida, we visited a wonderful location for photographers and painters called Bok Tower Gardens. It is situated in Lake Wales, Florida. We have driven by this area several times in the last couple of years and talked about visiting the Gardens one day. This year it was on our list of places to visit and we were not disappointed. The day we visited, the Orange Blossoms were out and the air was filled with their sweet fragrance. This was the first time we had experienced Orange Blossoms. They are a beautiful aromatic flower.
Bok Tower Gardens has a lot to offer. There are beautiful gardens, The Singing Tower, walking trails, guided tours, shopping, a visitor centre & exhibit hall, geocaching, birdwatching and a restaurant that offers a tasty variety of soups, sandwiches, salads, wraps, desserts; as well as, beer and wines.
There is always something in bloom at Bok Tower Gardens. Outside the Visitor Centre you will find cuttings to show you what is blooming that day with labels identifying the names.
Photography is allowed in all areas of the gardens. Visitor, artistic and portrait photography is permitted anywhere on the grounds for personal, non-commercial use. If you are interested in commercial photography you can contact Bok Towers. You will find the proper contact information on their website in the Frequently Asked Questions page.
I was eager to get a shot of the tower’s brass door. The brass door was created by Samuel Yellin an American metalworker. The door depicts the Book of Genesis.
Jim and I enjoyed the gardens so much that we plan to purchase an annual membership on our next trip to Florida. If you are ever in the area, it is worth the visit.
For more information about Bok Tower Gardens visit their website at www.boktowergardens.org