Celebrate the beauty of nature at the Spring Bloom Festival at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Gardens beautiful floral displays, with a variety of art, music, and nature-related festivities taking place from February 1 through March 31.
During the Spring Bloom Festival, visitors can enjoy the garden in its full majesty featuring a kaleidoscope of colorful flowering plants including azaleas, irises, orchids, and camellias. Complimentary guided walking tours are available Monday – Friday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., and on Sundays at 2 p.m. from Jan. 4 – April 14.
Guests can enjoy several live musical performances from the Gardens throughout the two-month celebration, leading up to the 90th Anniversary International Carillon Festival, held March 20-24. Bok Tower Gardens will also host a range of creative, educational, and culinary events, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Bok After Dark “Valentine’s Day”: Feb. 14. 5pm-8:30pm. Spend the most romantic evening of the year in the Gardens and experience live music with The New Orleans Nighthawks Jazz Band on the Terrace from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, followed by an 8pm carillon concert with Geert D’hollander.
Presidents’ Day Carillon Concert: Feb. 19. 1pm & 3pm. Commemorate the day with special concerts featuring patriotic musical selections.
St. Patrick’s Day Carillon Concert: Mar. 17. 1pm & 3pm. Singing Tower Carillon performs favorites from the Emerald Isle.
Hammock Hollow Fairy Fest: Mar. 30. 10am-1pm. A kid’s event dedicated to exploring the magic of the Garden with activities including elf and fairy crowns, face painting, story time, crafts, refreshments and more.
Spring Bloom Wine Walk: Mar. 30. 2pm-5pm. Sip and stroll through the Gardens while enjoying small bites and a selection of wines from around the world. A special after party from 5pm-7pm will featured live music, dinner specials, and shopping.
Visit their website for a full list of events.