Dear Florida: Bok Tower and Gardens' Peace and Beauty - Florida Conservation Voters
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Dear Florida: Bok Tower and Gardens’ Peace and Beauty

By Dorothy Schwartz
Kissimmee, Florida

Bok Tower is a place of beauty and tranquility; the carillons ringing is a wonderful backdrop to beautiful flowers and other plants.

But one of the things I like most about the place is the vision of the founder, Edward Bok. He wanted to give a special place to other people; his guiding motto, given to him by his grandmother: “Make you the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it.”