from lush, green rolling hills dotted with a
kaleidoscope of blooms juts a singing tower. Its
colored tile windows and
mammoth sculptures catch the sunlight and seem to rise over the palms and oak trees and into the sky. A chorus of 60 bells sings melodies that fill the gardens.
It seems like a creation from another time and place — and it is.
Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales is the realization of a dream of Netherlands-born Edward W. Bok, who came to America when he was 6 years old.