Spring at Bok Tower Gardens, An Island of Tranquility

In June 2015, one of my earliest posts as a blogger was a visit to Bok Gardens.  In 2018 I updated that post with new photos and information. Today I am re-sharing the beautiful spring flowers at Bok Tower Gardens. If you love gardens and nature, be sure to visit Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida when you visit central Florida. To continue the tours see  Pinewood Estates Mansion and Gardens.

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My Favorite Photos of 2018

For the last few years, I started off January with a favorite flowers of the previous year post.  This year it’s a little later and I’ve also expanded my photos to include more types of posts.  My Top Posts of 2018 the first week of January addressed everyone else’s favorite posts.  Today I’m sharing my favorite photos from travel, home, nature, and garden posts of 2018.  I hope you enjoy it.  We’re starting with my post on beautiful Bok Tower Garden in Lake Wales, Florida. It’s one of my favorite places in Florida with lush contemplative garden rooms and beautiful bells ringing out in concerts.

 

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Pinewood Estate Garden & Mansion

Previously I shared spring at Bok Tower Garden at Lake Wales, Florida. Today we’ll tour Pinewood Estate garden and mansion which is nestled in the Bok Gardens.  A separate fee gains you entrance to Pinewood Estates, an enchanting 20-room Mediterranean-style mansion. Originally named “El Retiro,” meaning “retreat” in Spanish, the Estate was built in the early 1930s for Charles Austin Buck, a Bethlehem Steel vice president.  Now this historic Estate is open for tours throughout the year to visitors of Bok Tower Gardens.

Grounds of Pinewood Estate
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