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Watch: Bok Tower Gardens Bromeliad Tree

Courtesy of Sherry Hood
WUSF Public Media

A 15-foot-tall Christmas tree was created with nearly 350 bromeliads can be seen outside the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate during the Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens celebration, November 27th through January 3rd.

Click on the video below to hear Bok Tower gardener John Arnett talk about this unique tree.

Bok Tower Gardens is in the midst of a $12 million expansion that should be completed by next summer, with phased openings of new spaces along the way.

The main path from the Visitor Center into the Gardens is now open as part of a new entrance gateway to help guests more easily find their way to the Singing Tower, Pinewood Estate, and new expansion gardens to the north. Stone walls along this new entry are still being finished.

Installation of a newly paved shuttle route from the Visitor Center to the Singing Tower also has been completed, which provides visitors with an immersive garden experience. The new shuttle pick-up location is now located behind the Visitor Center, just off the new main entrance path.

The 2.7-acre Children’s Garden will be completed in July, 2016. This garden will teach conservation and the vital connection between animals, plants, and people. There will be art, cooling water features, vibrant plantings, a boardwalk, performance stage, and music area. Children will have things to climb on, under and through, as well as places to build, dig and create.

WUSF Public Media is a sponsor of Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens.


Credit Courtesy of Sherry Hood / WUSF Public Media
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Steve Newborn is a WUSF reporter and producer at WUSF covering environmental issues and politics in the Tampa Bay area.
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