Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Valentine's Weekend Part 1
We were all amazed at how much we enjoyed visiting GARDENS!! It was beautiful and the tower was so interesting. We also toured Pinewood Estate, historic 20-room Mediterranean mansion. We arrived during the first Bell Concert and we ushered into the gardens with the sound of beautiful bells coming from the 205 ft tower.
First we went through the museum and then we took the "TOUR"! I'm so glad we did. We were told so much great info about the gardens history, plants, and the original founding and creating of
There were swans in the 15 ft moat. They were very pretty, but they didnt like it if you got to close to the water. They would bite your shoes.
The reflecting pool in front of the tower was breath taking!
The museum told so much about the history of Bok Tower and the founder Mr. Edward Bok.
Edward Bok's Desk
The Carillon ~ 60 bells!
This is how big the BIGGEST bell is! The smallest is about the size of a soccer ball.