Group & Specialty Tours
Orchid Greenhouse Tour
These tours are offered the second Tuesday of each month from 11am – 12pm for $20 per person.
Enjoy a behind the scenes view of one of Evelyn Bartlett’s passions – orchids! Our orchid curator will show you our three grow areas holding approximately 1,500 orchids: the Display House where our flowering orchids are kept, the North Greenhouse and the Lath house where the award winning Vanda collection is housed. A treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices! The tour is limited to 15 to allow for photos and questions. Pre-registration is required. Orchid divisions from the original collection, including the beloved fragrant Vanda Cindy Banks will be available for purchase.
Reservations are Required for Orchid Greenhouse Tours. Please Click Here or call (954) 703-2606 to reserve your space.
Behind the Scenes – Private Living Quarters Tour
These tours are offered the second and fourth Wednesday of each month December – April from 2pm – 3pm for $20 per person.
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. The main house tour is not included. If you are interested in viewing the main house, normal admission fees apply.
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.
Reservations are Required for Behind the Scenes Tours. Please Click Here or call (954) 703-2606 to reserve your space.
Spanish Language Tours
Available upon request for groups of #15 or more.
Please call (954) 703-2614 for more information.
Guided Bonnet House Museum
& Gardens Group Tours
Tours of the Main House and specialized tours of the grounds are available to groups of 15 or more. Your group is cordially invited to select a special tour of Bonnet House. These tour options are detailed below. Please note the minimum number of Guests for each tour.
Group Tour Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00
We will open on Mondays for groups of 60 or more
1. Main House
Price – $15 per person/15 guests/$50 deposit required
Description – Frederic Clay Bartlett designed and built Bonnet House as a winter retreat for his family. This historic house is one of but a few homes and studios of two American artists open to the public. A docent – guided tour will lead you through the rooms of the Main House where you will learn the history of the Birch/Bartlett family and discover the charm and whimsy of this beachfront estate.
Allow an extra 1/2 hour for a self guided walking tour of the grounds.
Tour Length – 1.25 hours/Group Tours Reservation Form
2. Main House & Golf Cart Tour
Price – $17 per person/15 guests/$50 deposit required. Golf Cart Tours $2.00 with paid admission
Description – Following a guided tour of the Main House, a Nature Trail Driver will take you on a 15 minute ride around the trail. The Driver will share information about the plants, animals and ecosystems of this 35-acre coastal wilderness.
Tour Length – 2.0 hours/Group Tours Reservation Form
3. Main House and Guided Grounds Tour
Price – $20 per person/15 guests/$50 deposit required
Description – Following a guided tour of the Main House, a docent will lead you on a walking tour of the Nature Trail describing the various species of native and landscaped plants. Docents will focus on the plantings done by Hugh Taylor Birch, and the landscaping created by his son-in-law Frederic Clay Bartlett. You will tour through palm-lined allees, past a stone fountain, a desert garden, and more.
Tour Length – 2.25 hours/Group Tours Reservation Form
NOTE: Group Tour Requirements – A minimun of 15 guests are required to receive a group rate. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required.
Reservations are required and based upon availability. For more information, please call Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or click here to send an email inquiry.