We stopped by Bok Tower Gardens on our trip to Florida last winter. I finally decided to share the beauty and brighten a cold Minnesota day. This is the famous Singing Tower (60 bell) carillon. Bok Gardens was founded by the successful publisher and author Edward W. Bok. His grandmother told him to, “Make you the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it”
And indeed he did.
The morning light in the gardens was so pretty. They were first resurrected on this sandy soil in 1921. And it opened to the public in 1929.
Let's sit awhile...
And wander around...
It's also a bird sanctuary. There are 126 bird species here.
I think this species looks goofy! It must be his eye ball.
A lovely painted bunting.
The majestic golden door of the tower.
Bok Gardens is on one of the highest points in Florida at 298 feet. It's worth a visit for the beauty, birds and the chocolate muffins at the cafe!