Aerial shot of Bok Tower Gardens' singing tower

Annual Meeting at Bok Tower Gardens

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Aerial shot of Bok Tower Gardens' singing tower
The singing tower in its landscape. Photo by Chad Baumer.

Meet Me in the Gardens

Florida Wildflower Foundation members are invited to join us Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, for our annual membership meeting. Learn about the inspiration behind the gardens’ iconic tower and garden design, get a tour of the gardens’ amazing restoration area, and dine amidst the beauty of the gardens.

Tickets are $30 per member and include general admission to the gardens (a $14 value*), membership meeting and related programs, and lunch. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Members may bring one guest.

Space is limited. Scroll down to reserve your spot.

*Admission to Pinewoods Estate is not included.

Tentative schedule
10 a.m.Guided walk with Nancy Bissett — Join botanist, restoration expert and Florida Wildflower Foundation board member Nancy Bissett on a walk through Bok’s Wild Garden. Visitors will discover four diverse native Florida habitats as they walk through eight acres of native plantings including a pine savanna, oak hammock, wetland prairie and bog. Bissett’s company, The Natives Inc., was instrumental in the area’s restoration with more than 175 different native plant species.
11 a.m.Explore the gardens at leisure.
Cash bar opens on Terrace. Beer, wine, mimosas and sodas will be available.
11:45 a.m.Assemble for lunch in Magnolia Room
NoonWelcome message from Board Chair Terry Zinn
Lunch is served.
12:45 p.m.Membership meeting
1:15 p.m.“Nature as Our Inspiration” — Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Milton Medary drew their inspiration for Bok Tower Gardens’ grounds and tower from nature and Central Florida’s natural ecosystems. Bok President David Price will discuss how the gardens continue to look to not only to nature but natural systems to inspire the design of the gardens today.

Local lodging

Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Wales
22900 Hwy 27, Lake Wales, Florida, 33859 (MAP)

Florida Wildflower Foundation group room rates of $109 (standard room) and $129 (studio suite) apply for Friday, September 28. Must book by August 27, 2018. Rate includes breakfast, onsite parking and WiFi.
Call 863-734-3000 and mention “Florida Wildflower Foundation” to book.