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 [email protected]
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.
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
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.
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 [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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
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.
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.
For payment through USPS mail–Please click here to download payment authorization form.
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:[email protected] 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.
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)
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.
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
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: [email protected]