Bok Tower Gardens Conservation Program - Seed Bank

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United States of America - Florida - Lake Wales

Institution Code: BOK

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Bok Tower Gardens Conservation Program - Seed Bank

Bok Tower Gardens offers visitors Florida's most abundant opportunities for aesthetic, cultural and personal enrichment. The lush landscapes of the Olmsted gardens, the majesty and music of the Singing Tower with its 60-bell carillon and the splendor of Pinewood Estate create an experience that inspires all who visit.

Main Address:
Bok Tower Gardens Conservation Program - Seed Bank
1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales
Florida 33853-3412 United States of America

Telephone: (863) 734-1220
Fax: (813) 676-6770
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: David Price, President
    Curator's Name: Cheryl Peterson, Conservation Program Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Gene/Seed Bank
  • Status
  • Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1929
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 27.9175060
    Longitude: -81.5659760
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 150000
    Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 635
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 67
  • Special Collections:Largest, southernmost Camellia collection in U.S.A., Rhododendron (60 taxa).

    Sixty-seven listed Florida plant species.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes