August Field Trip to Bok Tower and Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens boasts one of the greatest works of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.

In conjunction with our August speaker, Juliet Rynear, the Conservation chair of FNPS and rare plant specialist at Bok Tower Gardens, we are taking a tour of the garden and of the research portion of the center.

The meandering, historic landscape garden was designed to be a contemplative and informal woodland setting offering a series of romantic recesses and tranquil resting spots, picturesque vistas and breathtaking views of the Singing Tower. Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines fashion a lush backdrop for flowering foliage.

There is a lovely cafe on the grounds where we plan to stop for lunch before heading home. You will also enjoy the unusual offerings in the gift shop.

Unless you are a FNPS member AND reserved your spot by August 14th, admission fee to Bok Towers is required ($12 - Sorry, No Exceptions). If you'd like to carpool, meet at 8:00 AM at the Seffner Extension Office, or meet us at Bok Tower at 9:30 am.  We hope you will be able to join us!

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  • Devon

    Great trip to Bok Tower and the Rare Plant Research Center with Juliet Rynear. Thanks for the lift Donna!

    1 · August 23

  • Terri

    Beautiful plants and interesting info.

    August 23

  • Donna B.

    I have one taker, so I can fit two more people. We are meeting at 7 am at my house.

    August 7

    • Terri

      Thanks for the offer Donna. If you still have room, I'd like to carpool with you.

      August 21

    • Donna B.

      Terri, yes, it is just Devon and I so far. We are leaving from my house at around 7 - 7:30 am. Will email you tonight.

      August 21

  • Terri

    Can someone confirm through meetup that you have my RSVP as member of FNPS? My email was sent to Janet.

    August 21

  • Marcie C.

    Hi folks, sorry I cannot make this trip. Need to stay home and deal with fun maintenance projects. Enjoy your trip and hope to see you on another field trip before too long.

    August 20

  • Richard R.

    Aarg!!! Will be out of town.....love the gardens there...enjoy everyone!!!

    August 17

  • Liz C.

    gonna have to skip this one as well..had some unexpected dental work which will require more work soon and so I can't commit. Have fun everyone! I've been there before and it is beautiful!!

    August 8

  • Donna B.

    I would like to leave earlier, at say 7-7:30 am. I will drive and can fit three other people if you are willing to meet me at my house in Valrico. You can leave your cars at my house.

    August 7

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  • Devon
    President/Director of Suncoast Native Plant Society, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Shirley D.
    Field Trip Leader/Organizer/ Website Guru, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Donna B.
    Co-Organizer

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