A visit to Bok Tower
I had wanted to get over to see this “attraction” since I moved to Florida years ago and had not gotten the chance. So on a very hot summer day I headed out with a friend to see the summer gardens, tower and do some geocaching. On the way we stopped to experience “Spook Hill” in Lake Wales.
Spook Hill is a neat little treat. This is a fun and free place to introduce kids
to a little magic. This is one of the many “Gravity Hills” in North America where cars inexplicably defy the laws of science. There’s a large sign on North Wales Drive explaining “The Legend” and how to experience the effect.
Just a few miles up the hwy you will find one of Florida’s most beautiful gardens. The gardens sit at one of the highest points in Florida 298 Feet above sea level. In 1921 Edward Bok was wintering in the adjacent community and on one of his evening walks along the Lake Wales Ridge on the top of “Iron Mountain” the idea came to him to preserve this hilltop and create a bird sanctuary – a place of beauty, serenity and
In all the natural beauty of the Gardens, Bok believed
something was missing. Remembering the glorious sound of carillons in his
native Netherlands, he decided to build a beautiful Singing Tower as the focal
point of the Gardens which would be crowned by a large carillon.
No matter what time of year you visit you will find the
gardens in bloom. The caretakers, care for this place as if their child and
pour their love into it. In addition to the tower and gardens you will find a
wonderful gift shop, a very tasty café and a very nice museum. I encourage you
to take a stop out of your busy schedule and spend a day winding down at Bok
For more information on Bok Tower visit them at: http://boktowergardens.org/
They are also on facebook!
For more photos from our visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150341599916982.426189.123289366981&type=1
For video of our experience on Spook Hill: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150341582741982.426176.123289366981&type=1#!/video/video.php?v=2145384761170
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