Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales, FL
Thursday, October 19th, 2023, 9:30am to 6pm

9:30 a.m. – 10:30am Welcome to Bok Tower Gardens at the Outdoor Kitchen

Enjoy a light continental breakfast and meet Bok Tower Gardens’ Senior Leadership Team

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Past, Present & Future: The History, Heritage & Horticulture of Bok Tower Gardens

Enjoy small group walking tours exploring the Olmsted Gardens, Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden, Singing Tower, and other garden areas.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch at the Outdoor Kitchen

Enjoy a provided lunch and connect with other attendees.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Participate in your choice of afternoon tours. Note that our hosts have decided to consolidate the tour options and you can decide when you arrive which tour to join:

Behind the Scenes: Tour of Nursery & Horticulture (1:30-3:30pm)

Play, Learn, Grow: Education and Engagement (1:30-3:30pm)

Historic Preservation and Interpretation: Tour El Retiro Historic Estate (1:30-2:30pm)

In the Business of Growing: Administrative and Operations Round Table Discussions at the Alexander Discovery Center (2:30-3:30pm)

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap up Q&A and Snack Time

Enjoy a delicious snack in the Outdoor Kitchen and a final Q&A with Bok Tower Gardens.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Explore on your own

Note that The Blue Palmetto Café and The Shop at Bok are open until 5 p.m. and the Gardens are open until 6 p.m.