Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Calendar of Events in Ft. Lauderdale
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Bonnet House Earth Day

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be hosting a special celebration on Earth Day this year, April 26th from 9am – 4pm (last tour begins at 3:30pm). Enjoy Native American storytelling with Zen WhiteCloud and a live animal presentation with two birds of prey by Everett Osceola and Rey Becerra. The day’s activities also include two performances by the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra with old family favorites, a sing-a-long with Chris Bigney, Birch State Park conservation efforts lecture and food that will delight all your senses from Flour Power Food Truck.

9:15am & 11am – Sing-A-Long and Stories with Chris
10am & 11:30am – Gold Coast Youth Orchestra
1pm & 2:30pm – Live “Birds of Prey” Presentation
12:15pm & 3:30pm – Native American storytelling with Siouxzen WhiteCloud

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00am – 4:00pm
$10 for Adults, Free for Kids 12 and under

Cruising Down the River

Join us for a cruise down the New River and hear about the history of Fort Lauderdale. Featured speakers include educator and historian Bill Sydnor and Everett Osceola from the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Date TBD
For more information, please call (954) 563-5393 Ext. 123


Specialty Tours

Behind the Scenes & Orchid Greenhouse Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours
Offered the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 2pm – 3pm $20 per person
(Does not include main house tour)

Visitors will participate in a VIP experience at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.  Take a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s private living quarters. Tours are led by our seasoned Bonnet House docents and will be offered for only $20 per person. Visitors will enjoy rooms not seen on our other tours. This tour is offered in groups of 10 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations available, pre-registration required.

Please note, the ability to climb stairs is necessary to fully participate in the tour. A video presentation at ground level will accommodate those guests unable to climb stairs.

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for Behind the Scenes Tours or call (954) 703-2606.

Orchid Greenhouse Tours
Offered the second Tuesday of each month from 11am – 12pm $20 per person

Our greenhouses and display house hold approximately 1,200 plants in various stages of development. Our Bonnet House Orchid Curator will show you around our greenhouses and discuss how our orchids are bred and cultivated (including our impressive seedling program).  A treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices! Orchid seedlings will be available for purchase. This tour is offered in groups of 15 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations available, pre-registration is required.

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for Orchid Greenhouse Tours or call (954) 703-2606.


Music Series

Concerts Under the Stars Enjoy live performances on the beautiful Bonnet House Veranda with complimentary wine, dessert and coffee. These magical evenings take place once a month on Thursday evenings January through April.

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Impressions: A Juried Art Exhibit

Impressions is an annual juried art competition with fine food, fine wines and fine friends amid the Old Florida Charm of Bonnet House. All of the art work selected for the competition is for sale and 50% of the proceeds benefit Bonnet House. Exhibition runs through May 4, 2014.
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Bonnet House Alliance Events

Bonnet House Alliance is a group that volunteers & presents fundraising events for Bonnet House. Luncheons & periodic meetings provide camaraderie and a way to get personally involved. You may join the Alliance for free with a paid membership at any level.

Click here for information and complete schedule of Alliance events, meetings and socials.

Temporary Exhibits

Welcome Center Rotating Exhibits
Ongoing exhibition featuring a variety of works from our Bonnet House Fine Artists available for purchase.

Special Programs

Girl Scouts Workshops
Bonnet House is offering five art workshops on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Each workshop will complete the requirements for the activity, and will include all art supplies as well as a tour of the historic house and art collections.
There is ample free parking.
Click here for more information.Orchid Classes

Orchid Classes with Orchid Curator Sandi Jones September – February!
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Birding Classes

Birding Classes with birder extraordinaire Paddy Cunningham begin in November!
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Art Classes & Workshops

Watercolor, Acrylic, Zentangle and Calligraphy Workshops begin in January!
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Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival

Featuring the 8th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale
Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

Orchids, Exotics, Fruit Trees, Butterfly Garden Plants, Gourmet Food Trucks, Libations, Garden Art, Lectures, Orchid Displays, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Farmer’s Market and Much More!
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 Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Support for the educational programs is provided in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.