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Bok Tower Gardens is a 250-acre contemplative garden and bird sanctuary located atop Iron Mountain, north of Lake Wales, Florida, United States. Formerly known ...
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Bok Tower Gardens is a 250-acre contemplative garden and bird sanctuary located atop Iron Mountain, north of Lake Wales, Florida, United States. Formerly known as the Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower, the gardens' attractions include the Singing Tower, the Bok Exedra, the Pinewood Estate, the Pine Ridge Trail, and the Visitor Centre.

Bok Tower Gardens is a National Historic Landmark. The 205-foot Singing Tower was built upon one of the highest points of peninsular Florida, estimated to be 295 feet (90 m) above sea level,[4] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The Gothic Revival tower was built to the south of a reflecting pool that reflects its full image. The tower is 51 feet square at its base, changing at the height of 150 feet to an octagon, with each of the eight sides 37 feet wide. It is built of pink Etowah marble and grey Creole marble, mined in Tate, Georgia, and coquina stone from St. Augustine, Florida.

It’s a location favoured by photographers looking for something a little bit different, and if you get in straight after the grounds open, you can quite often get some peace and quiet to work in before the car and coach parks inevitably fill up and the grounds are awash with visitors
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