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Bonnet House Orchid Festival
December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm$12 - $15
December 2 & 3, 2017 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Featuring the 11th Annual Orchid & Exotic Plant Sale with over 30 vendors. Orchids, Exotics, Fruit Trees, Butterfly Garden Plants, Edible Bites, Libations, Live Music, Garden Art, Lectures, Orchid Displays and Much More! See below for complete schedule.
$12 Members / $15 Non-Members
(Includes Orchid Festival and Self-Guided Grounds Tour – self-guided house tours are an additional $5). Children 12 & under are Free. No Discounts or Group Rates Apply. There will be no guided house tours during the festival weekend. All tickets are non-refundable.
Orchid Displays – Breathtaking orchid displays created by local Orchid Societies.
Edible Bites – Food vendors throughout the property offering edible bites.
Bloody Marys, Mimosa, Wine & Beer– Enjoy an invigorating mixture as you wander through the garden.
Orchid and Exotic Plants – Featuring over 30 vendors including tropicals, fruit trees, 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.
Orchid Care Lectures – Saturday 10am & 1pm, Sunday 11am & 2pm. Topic: Don’t Put On The Virus Blinders, Your Collection Is Depending On You. Learn about viral pathogens, what they look like and how they are transmitted, sanitation practices, testing options and what to do when you get the results with special guest speaker Janet Lamborn from Agdia Inc. Janet Lamborn has been involved in the plant diagnostic industry for over seventeen years at Agdia, Inc. Starting in Agdia’s Testing Services Laboratory, she gained considerable knowledge of the crops received in the lab, including orchids. After several years in Testing Services, Janet moved into the Sales and Marketing department. She works closely with Agdia’s customers, including specialty crop groups such as orchid societies, making sure members and hobbyists understand what they should be testing for and the options that are available.
Live Music – Listen to live ukulele music in the hibiscus garden.
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.
Bonnet House Museum Shop – Near the main house, offers a unique choice of interesting books, jewelry and array of holiday gift items.
Plenty of Free parking – The entrance to the parking lot is on N. Birch Road off of Sunrise Blvd. between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway. Our pedestrian only south entrance is located at 750 Breakers Avenue off Vista Mar Street.
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors: Broward Orchid Supply, Brody & Brody, P.A., Dr. Anthony and Dianna Silvagni, Electronic Door Lift, Inc., Shen Yun Performing Arts, Home Advisor, Platinum Tents, Le Club International Condominium Association, Inc, Waste Management, WLRN Radio.
2017 Vendors Include: Accent Orchids, Atizana Inspired, Bactra Design, A&P Growers, Birdssquirrelsn.com, Broward Orchid Supply, Carib Plants, Crushable Hats, Inc., Dan & Margie Orchids, Decoratewithbamboo.com, Faux The Love Of Art, Gardens Gone Wire, Gardino Nursery, Green Valley Orchids, Vertical Garden Design, H & H Bamboo, Hoyaplants.com, Jjc Woodworks, Joe’s Bromeliads, John’s Jungle, Lee Sky Wood Art, Liquid Gold Honey, Lucky Bamboo 4 U, Miller’s Way Orchids & Nursery, Orchids By Maria & Elena, Orchids In Bloom, Orchid Treasures, Pelican Coast Farms, Peters Croton Nursery, Plantio La Orquidea, Rare Fruit & Vegetable Counsel Of Broward, Red Hawk Nursery, Sly’s Coconut Carvings, Soroa Orchids, Inc., Springwater Orchids, Stelmar Gardens, Inc., The Crunchy Home. Food Vendors: Karts Of All Kinds, Victozia’s Flavors Unlimited, Native Conch, Cinnamon Horn Rolls, The Biscotti Lady, So Flo Mobile Café Food Truck. Orchid Societies: Plantation Orchid Society, South Broward Orchid Society, Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society