Monday, April 26, 2010

Just for Fun-Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens is located in Lake Wales, Florida about 90 minutes from Tampa. I have been wanting to go there since I moved here but just never felt like making the drive. Last week I had a free day and figured since it has not gotten too crazy hot here I should just go for it! I am glad I did. I love going to Botanical Gardens but some are better than others. This one did not disappoint! Larger than I expected the gardens feature a beautiful bell tower as seen in the first photo perched upon a hill looking over orange groves and farm land.

Two beautiful swans grace a small lake that runs behind the tower. I do not know if I have ever seen such large ones before.

Flowers are everywhere as well as many beautiful paths winding around the property. There are many benches scattered about when you want to have a rest. I was especially excited to find the cool looking bugs on a particular kind of flower and took my time taking many Macro shots of them.

Snapdragons have always been one of my favorite flowers so I just had to take some nice shots of them!
Bok Tower Gardens also features a cafe for lunch and a nice little gift shop. There is an estate next door you can also visit but I didn't make it there this trip. Great to have a reason to go back-as if I needed one! I highly recommend this attraction to everyone. Beautiful, serene, peaceful all of these things. It costs $10 to get in and I feel it is worth it!

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