Newly added Behind the Scenes Tours

September 26th, 2013 by

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Visitors will participate in a VIP experience at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens beginning Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2pm. Bonnet House will be offering new Behind the Scenes – Private Living Quarters Tours. 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 the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 2pm – 3pm for only $20 per person. Visitors will enjoy rooms not seen on our other tours.

The 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.

Visit us at http://www.bonnethouse.org/hours-fees/ or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or lindaschaller@bonnethouse.org.

Corporate Events and Meetings

August 22nd, 2013 by

Bonnet House offers a beautiful and unique setting for corporate affairs and cocktail receptions. Beginning with the first impression at the main entrance, your guests will experience a night to remember.  Become inspired by the innovative architecture, rich history, original artwork, and lush gardens.  Experience the beauty and history of our facilities that combine the grandeur of the past with amenities of today.  In compliment to the natural vegetation, the grounds contain a Desert Garden composed of arid plantings, a hibiscus garden, and the main courtyard planted with tropical vegetation.  Bonnet House is a unique space for events, with open areas appropriate for any meeting.

Located in the center of Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House is a culturally and historically rich venue with modern amenities and a private parking lot, making it a choice destination to accommodate any event.  Bonnet House limits the number of private events. Dates are reserved based on availability when accompanied by your rental deposit.

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For additional information or give us a call at (954) 703-2608.

Price Range: $1,000 – $5,500
Use of Estate for Photography: Yes
Preferred Caterers: Yes
Renters Insurance Required: Yes
Membership Required: Yes
On the Water: Yes
Tented Area: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Onsite Parking: Yes
Transportation from Parking Lot: Yes
Capacity: Up to 350
 

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Cool Saturdays Summer Special at Bonnet House

June 25th, 2013 by

Start your summer at half the price at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Saturdays are cool at Bonnet House beginning Saturday, July 6 through Saturday, September 21 on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Visitors can explore the whimsical house where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum and shady nature trails invite you to search for playful monkeys in the trees and majestic swans in the fresh water lakes. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under from 9am to 4pm on these days. To kick off this summer special, visitors will have the opportunity to feast on their food of choice from a bevy of food trucks that will be onsite for everyone to enjoy from 10am – 3pm.

Specific dates are July 6 & 20, August 3 & 17 and September 7 & 21. Tour admission is always free for Bonnet House members. Visit BonnetHouse.org for updated information and additional summer events including Viva 500 Best in Show Series featuring works from local artists inspired by 500 years of Florida history.

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Bonnet House Begins its 2013 Lecture Series

January 3rd, 2013 by

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens begins its 2013 Lecture Series Monday, January 14th with a morning lecture from 10am – 11:30am.  The first of three lectures is “Broward Stories of Diversity and Change: A Musical Journey” with oral historian and jazz singer Dr. Kitty Oliver. The second lecture is scheduled for Monday, February 11th from 6:00pm-7:30pm with descendant of south Florida’s first barefoot mailman, archaeologist and author Harvey Oyer on “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret”. The third and final lecture is with Dr. Michele Williams on health and healing titled “Medical Paradigms in Old and New Worlds” on Monday, March 4th from 6pm to 7:30pm.

The cost is free for members and $5 for non-members.To reserve your seat, please contact Linda Schaller at 954-703-2606 or lindaschaller@bonnethouse.org.

Learn the art of Calligraphy, Watercolor, Acrylics and Zentangle at Bonnet House

November 29th, 2012 by

Learn the art of calligraphy, watercolor, acrylics and zentangle on the historic Bonnet House Estate this season. Two six-week, one four-week and two three-week workshops will be offered beginning in January. All classes are taught outdoors throughout the beautiful grounds.

Art class schedule is as follows:

Watercolor workshop with Karen Eskesen ($114 members, $126 non-members)

Session I: Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13 from 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Session II: Wednesdays, February 27 – April 3 from 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm with Karen Eskesen.

Acrylic workshop with Nia Nakis ($114 members, $126 non-members)

Session I – Thursdays, January 10 – February 14, 9:30am-12:30pm.

Session II – Thursdays, March 7 – April 11, 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Zentangle workshop with Shawn Ann Hayden ($105 members, $120 non-members)

Session I – Tuesdays, January 15 – 29, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Session II – Tuesdays, March 5 – 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Calligraphy workshop with Tony Pastucci ($64 members, $80 non-members)

Tuesdays, February 5 – February 26, 9:30am – 11:00am.

Class space is limited to 15 students and each workshop requires pre-registration. To register visit us at http://www.bonnethouse.org/adult-workshops/ or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or lindaschaller@bonnethouse.org.

About Bonnet House: The mission of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is to preserve, interpret and share the unique and eclectic historical legacy – artistic, architectural and environmental – of the Bartlett and Birch families.  We inspire in our diverse audiences an appreciation for creative expression, historic preservation and environmental conservation, while enhancing the educational, cultural and economic growth of the community

Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival at Bonnet House

October 2nd, 2012 by

Bonnet House Blooms December 1st & 2nd
with its
Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be blooming during its Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival featuring the 6th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale December 1st and 2nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm! With free parking and a $10 entry fee for members and $12 fee for non-members- plant lovers and orchid enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see and buy an exclusive selection of orchids and exotic plants.

In addition to the unique collection of exotic orchids and plants sold by over 30 local vendors, the two-day event will feature gourmet food trucks, libations, orchid care lectures, cooking and gardening demonstrations, a silent auction display, live music, a farmer’s market and a creative kids corner.

The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm.  The entry fee is $10 for members and $12 for non-members for the fair and grounds and an additional fee of $8 for the self-guided tour through the house. Tickets to the event are now available online at www.bonnethouse.org/calendar.

Event Features:

Orchid Displays & Silent Auction – Various orchid displays created by the participating vendors will be available for auction.

Gourmet Food Trucks – Food trucks throughout the property offering edible bites from cheese sandwiches for kids to grilled fish and Italian fare for adults.

Wine, Beer, Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s– Enjoy an invigorating mixture as you wander through the garden.

Orchid and Exotic Plants – Featuring over 30 vendors including bamboo, butterfly garden plants and much more.

Orchid Supplies – Vendors to provide all you need to plant and grow orchids.
Garden Art – Attractive and unusual orchid and/or garden related items from several vendors.

Lectures – Educational lectures and how-to demonstrations on caring for your garden and preparing healthy meals for the entire family.

Kids Corner – Part of the fruit grove will be turned into a creative corner for children featuring face painting and orchid collage for kids.

Green Market – Herbs, organic fruit and vegetables and helpful tips on gardening will be available.

Self-guided Tours of the House and Grounds – Stroll through the grounds and house at your leisure and experience the charm and beauty of the Bonnet House estate.

Rest Areas – Where you can sit and relax in the shade.
The Bonnet House Gift Shop – Near the main house, offers a unique choice of snacks and bottled juices, as well as a variety of interesting books, jewelry and array of gift items.
Lots of Free parking – The entrance to the parking lot is on N. Birch Road off of Sunrise Blvd. between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway.

This year’s sponsors include The Home Depot, Market 17, Classical South Florida Radio, Whole Foods Market, AroundTown Magazine, Broward Orchid Supply, PL&P Advertising, Marando Farms, Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and Waste Management.

Bonnet House Alliance 2016/2017 Social Season

August 13th, 2012 by

For payment through USPS mail–Please click here to download payment authorization form.

For event information contact the Alliance at bonnethousealliance@gmail.com.

Alliance Socials


Speakeasy Soiree III
Friday, November 18th, 2016 – 7pm to 10pm, Bonnet House Veranda
Our Third Annual Roaring 20’s Gala Fundraiser. Enjoy balmy ocean breezes on the Veranda for an evening of Gatsby Style fun!  Dress up in your best vintage attire for Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres under the moonlight with live music, costume contest and Las Vegas Style entertainments.  $75 per person.

Holiday Celebration Party & Toy Drive
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 11:30am, Lauderdale Yacht Club
General Membership Meeting. Catch up with all our returning Snowbirds and get into the holiday spirit.  Open to all members, their guests and volunteers, three course luncheon, $40 per person.

Entirely Entertaining Designers Infosocial
Monday, January 9th, 2017 – 4pm to 5pm, Bonnet House Veranda
Table Designers for our Signature Event get together to share information on their designs and all the details it takes to make our biggest event of the year a huge success. To be added to the invitation list please email EE Chair Susan Howell at bonnethousealliance@gmail.com.

Winter Luncheon & Program
Monday, January 16, 2017 – 11:30am, 15th Street Fisheries
General Membership Meeting. Our best attended Luncheon of the season, with a guest speaker on a subject of local interest, we look forward to a sell-out crowd.  Three course luncheon, $40 per person.

Motor coach Excursion
Monday, January 30, 2017 – 9am – 3pm, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Departs from Bonnet House, includes lunch at the Historic Vizcaya Estate and complimentary Mimosas on the trip down. $60 per person.

Entirely Entertaining XXII
Monday, February 27, 2017 – 11:30am – 2pm,  Bonnet House Veranda
Our Signature Fundraiser. Join us for a Fabulous Luncheon on the Veranda as we celebrate Evelyn Bartlett’s passion for an exquisite table!  Local artists and designers as well as our own creative members showcase tablescapes that range from the whimsical to the elegant in this one of a kind event.  Reservations Required as seating is limited.  Tickets are $120 and $160.

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections
Monday, March 13, 2017 – 5 – 7pm, Bonnet House Veranda
General Membership Meeting. Our annual meeting where we review the year’s business and elect the Alliance officers for the 2017-2018 season, all members are encouraged to attend and participate in this important organizational event.  Wine and Hors d’oeuvres buffet, free of charge, Membership Only.

Installation of 2017-2018 Alliance Board of Directors
Monday, April 10, 2017 – 11:30am
General Membership Meeting. The last meeting of our season as we recognize the outgoing Board member’s contributions and welcome the new Board’s commitment to the upcoming year’s events.  Members and Prospective Members Welcome, three course luncheon, $40 per person.

Alliance Socials


Frederic’s Oktoberfest & Membership “Draft” Party
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 6 – 8pm, $25
Bonnet House Courtyard
Join us for our season kickoff as we celebrate Frederic Bartlett’s student travels in Germany with traditional Oktoberfest favorites, featuring local breweries and restaurants. All BHA members and their guests, volunteers and prospective members welcome.  $25 per person.
General Membership Meeting 5pm to 6pm on the Veranda.

Additional information on Alliance events is sent out periodically through email and postal addresses, to receive these announcements please make sure your contact information with us is up to date.

To update your contact information, or to obtain a copy of our Membership Directory, please contact Bonnet House Alliance Membership Chair Kathy Shampaine at mailto:princesskas@comcast.net 410-991-4052.

For payment through USPS mail for any of our events download and complete the Payment Authorization Form and mail to: Bonnet House Alliance, 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. To keep your credit card information secure, please do not email Payment Authorization Form. Please click here to download form.

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Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival

July 26th, 2012 by
Featuring the 6th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale
December 1 & 2, 2012 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

 Orchids, Exotics, Tropicals, Herbs, Fruit Trees, Garden Art, Gourmet Food Trucks, Libations, Gardening Lectures, Cooking Demos, Kid’s Corner, Orchid Displays and Silent Auction, Live Music, Farmer’s Market and Much More!!

Don’t Wait in Line — Buy Your Tickets in Advance!!
Click here to purchase your tickets

Click here for the Festival Program
(with complete list of vendors and activities schedule)

ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

Cooking Demos (Next to Museum Shop)
12pm Saturday – Sustainable Seafood by Whole Foods Market
12pm Sunday – Kale Smoothies by Whole Foods Market
2pm Saturday and Sunday – Fresh Seasonal Menu by Market 17

Lectures & Planting Demos (Behind Picnic Tables)

10:00am & 3:00pm Saturday & Sunday – “Small Space…High Yield: Planting in Grow Bags”
with Alexis Dorsi of Taskease
11:00am Saturday & Sunday – “Raised Garden Beds: Not just for vegetables any more!”

Sponsored by The Home Depot
1:00pm Saturday & Sunday –
Introduction to Growing Orchids with featured speaker Dr. Martin Motes

Kid’s Entertainment (Near East Gate)
10:30am – 2:30pm Saturday & Sunday – Face Painting & Orchid Collage Making with Annie Garrick
Worm Composting & Seedling Planting with Marando Farms
12:30pm Sunday – Hawaiian Dance Performance by Ohana Arts

Music (On the Veranda)
11:00am & 12:00pm Saturday – Gold Coast Youth Orchestra

Gourmet Food & Libations
Food Trucks (Near the Kid’s Corner and Across from the Museum Gift Shop)
Beer, Wine, Mimosa’s, Margarita’s and Bloody Mary’s (Across from the Museum Gift Shop)
Beer & Wine will also be available at the Bonnet House sales booth

Free Parking and Free Plant Carry-out
Avoid traffic and parking, hop on the Sun Trolley, Water Taxi or Broward County Transit

$10 Members / $12 Non-Members
Children 12 & under are Free
Members are allowed early access Saturday at 9:00am
No Discounts Apply
House will be open for tours at an additional cost.

Click here for a complete list of Vendors and Activites schedule.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
The Home Depot, PL&P Advertising, Waste Management, Whole Foods Market, Broward Orchid Supply, Marando Farms, Market 17, Platinum Tents, C.W. Fischer Electric, Classical South Florida Radio, Around Town Magazine, Ohana Arts, Gold Coast Youth Orchestra, LeClub Condominium

Girl Scouts Workshops at Bonnet House

July 26th, 2012 by

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is offering five art workshops on Saturday, November 9, 2013 & 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.

BROWNIE LEVEL: Painting.  Time of Arrival:  9 am—12:30 pm
Brownies should wear, or bring, an “art shirt” because some of the paints will stain.  They will have a short break mid- morning for a snack.

JUNIOR LEVEL: Drawing.  Time of Arrival: 10 am—2:30 pm

CADETTE LEVEL: Book Artist. Time of Arrival: 9:30 am—2:00 pm

SENIOR LEVEL;  Collage.  Time of Arrival:  11:30 am— 3:30 pm

AMBASSADOR LEVEL: Photographer.  Time of arrival:  11:30 am—3:30 pm

FEES:  $14.00 per scout One leader/adult FREE for every 5 scouts      $7.00 Extra adults

For questions or inquiries contact Education Department: Tel: 954-703-2606 or Fax: 954-653-1535.

Email: lindaschaller@bonnethouse.org

 

 

Lecture Series Presenting Author Harvey Oyer

June 18th, 2012 by

Author, archaeologist and lawyer Harvey Oyer to speak on his latest book
“The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret”
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Free for members – $5 non-members
Reservations Required (954) 703-2606 or click here

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