Bok Tower Gardens is centrally located between Tampa and Orlando among rolling hills of citrus and long leaf pine preserve. Dedicated in 1929, the National Historic Landmark was a gift from Dutch immigrant Edward Bok, Pulitzer-prize winning author and world peace advocate. Nearly 700 acres of, historic Olmsted gardens, citrus groves, conservation lands and endangered plants surround the pink marble art deco and neo-Gothic 205-foot Singing Tower with its 60-bell carillon. Newly built gardens include a pollinator garden, edible garden and outdoor kitchen, wild garden, and children’s garden. The institution is one of 43 public gardens affiliated with the Center for Plant Conservation, dedicated to the conservation of rare plant species in North America. Sixty-four Florida rare plant species are in the Gardens CPC collection. The Gardens manage agricultural, restoration, and natural areas and have had a prescribed burn management program for the surrounding sandhill pinelands since 1987.