Day Trips: Springtime at Bok Tower Gardens


Bok Tower Gardens is offering several complimentary admission days in May celebrating National Public Gardens Day, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Visitors should review the offer restrictions and follow instructions for redemption.

National Public Gardens Day
Friday, May 12, 2017
Held in conjunction with the American Public Gardens Association, National Public Gardens Day promotes awareness of botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, historic gardens, or any of North America’s Public Gardens. To receive complimentary admission, download the official voucher from Each member of the party requires a coupon for entry.
Mother’s Day
Sunday May 14, 2017
Free admission will be offered to all mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Families are encouraged to give the living bouquet of landscaped gardens created by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to the special mothers in their lives. The Blue Palmetto Café will be open and the Tower & Garden Gift Shop will offer a special gift with purchase for all moms.
Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Bok Tower Gardens honors the brave men and women who are currently serving in our nation’s military services on Armed Forces Day. Free admission is offered to all active duty service professionals and veterans of all military branches with valid ID. Special carillon concerts feature patriotic musical selections at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017
The patriotic celebration continues with a special musical salute of gratitude to our nation’s veterans and current members of America’s armed forces on Memorial Day. Free admission is offered active duty service professionals and veterans of all military branches with valid ID. Special patriotic carillon concerts take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Complimentary admission offers do not include tours of Pinewood Estate. Now through May 14, 2017, the estate is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Beginning May 15 through October 28, the estate is open from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets to tour Pinewood Estate are $6 per adult and $5 per child (ages 5-12) and can be purchased at the Bok Tower Garden Entry Gate or Visitor Center.


  1. Speaking of gardens…..can we get some more water on the Jason Dwelley Parkway near where Orchid Estates is coming in along there in the mediums?????? The magnolia trees NEED IT BADLY! Some are gone, and others will be gone soon too, if more water is not irrigated to them. They are thirsty! There is plenty of re-use water in those ponds to use……please, it is looking bad! I know there is a drought, but come on, the irrigation lines are ready and waiting and the trees will love you for it!


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