Let us continue our walk around Bok Tower and its huge gardens. This is all in Lake Wales Florida in February where I got fortunate and had the Azaleas in peak bloom and also the Orange Blossoms in the surrounding groves in peak bloom. The fragrance of the Orange Blossoms was almost overpowering but super pleasant.
In 1923, Frederick Law Olmsted, the famous landscape architect began to transform this sandy hill into a tropical lush garden. The hill was one of the highest elevations in Central Florida with a great view. The hill was a towering 250 feet so it was quite the mountain for this flat state. It was very sandy there, so hundreds of loads of topsoil had to be brought in along with thousands of exotic plants, shrubs and trees.
Please see the link Frederick Law Olmsted Gardens for lots more history and many online images.
Here is an image of a pathway and the lush vegetation in this Bok Tower Garden:
There seemed to be miles of pathways and we will go down some of them and see the different parts of the gardens.