For a more regal mood, walk amidst the tiered Hollis Garden overlooking Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. There are more than 10,000 flowers and ornamental shrubs, shade trees and a grand staircase that connect the garden and Lake Mirror Park. Hollis’ neoclassical design and ornate garden sculptures are reminiscent of Italy, but the citrus scent in the air brings you back to Florida.
Next, travel to Lake Wales, home of Bok Tower Gardens. Enjoy lunch at the Garden Café before strolling the gardens surrounding the 205-foot stone and marble tower which houses a 60-bronze-bell carillon. Be sure to experience the daily afternoon recital (1pm and 3pm)and the Window by the Pond nature observatory.
Assistance is Available
For one-one-one help, contact Joni Allen at the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau at 800-828-7655 or 863-551-4708 to start planning your most memorable group tour yet!