Lake Wales, FL: After a week of monitoring visitor safety concerns, Bok Tower Gardens will reopen Monday, June 1, without timed ticket entry. For limited contact service, visitors may purchase tickets online. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate upon arrival.
The member preview week provided enough data and onsite evaluation that Bok Tower Gardens leadership felt comfortable suspending the advance ticket/timed entry requirement making the admission process more accessible and easier for the community.
Visitors are required to adhere to strict physical distancing guidelines and remain at least six feet apart from other parties. Visitors should have a mask when they come to the Gardens for safety and courtesy to others. Visitors are asked to wear masks when visiting indoor areas or when physical distancing cannot be achieved.
The Gardens continues enhanced cleaning procedures with EPA registered disinfectants and hand sanitizer will be available.
"As we move ahead with reopening our Gardens during the pandemic, constant monitoring and data evaluation will be our leadership directive. We have options for both contact and contactless transactions. Change and flexibility are necessary for this uncertain time, and we want to make updates while still being vigilant to health and safety concerns," said David Price, Bok Tower Gardens President, and CEO.
Visitors may access a Pandemic FAQ page for more details and visitor information.
About Bok Tower Gardens:
Voted Florida’s best garden, Bok Tower Gardens is a National Historic Landmark located 10 miles from LEGOLAND Florida, 55 miles southwest of Orlando and 60 miles east of Tampa near Lake Wales in Central Florida’s rolling hills of citrus. Open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor Center, Café and Gift Shop are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults (effective Oct. 1, 2018) and $5 for ages 5-12. Members and children under 5 are admitted free. For more information contact Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales FL 33853; 863-676-1408 or visit www.boktowergardens.org.