Bok Tower Gardens is famous for its 205-foot neo-Gothic and art deco tower carillon. The carillon in the “Singing Tower” is one of the largest musical instruments in the world and is made up of 60 bells ranging in weight from 16 pounds to almost 12 tons. When the instrument is played, hammers, or clappers, strike the bells, producing a wide range of musical notes. Two concerts are given daily and small selections are played on the half hour. The surrounding informal gardens offer guests a leisurely stroll along mulched paths through a variety of woodland landscapes including flowering shrubbery and beautiful views of the hilly countryside. The Visitors Center houses a display of historical artifacts and a scale model of the tower. Guests can also watch an informative 9-minute film which shows what the inside of the tower looks like, explains how the carillon works, and gives a history of Bok Tower Gardens. The Blue Palmetto Café at the Visitors Center offers gourmet salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, coffee, and delicious desserts as well as beer and wine.
Last modified: August 2nd, 2018