Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival
December 7 & 8, 2013 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Featuring the 7th Annual Orchid & Exotic Plant Sale. Orchids, Exotics, Tropicals, Herbs, Fruit Trees, Garden Art, Gourmet Food Trucks, Libations, Gardening Lectures, Cooking Demos, Orchid Displays and Silent Auction, Live Music, Farmer’s Market and Much More!!
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Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Orchid and Exotic Plants – Featuring over 40 vendors including tropicals, fruit trees, bamboo, butterfly garden plants and much more.
Orchid Displays & Silent Auction – Various orchid displays created by the participating vendors and community orchid societies available for auction.
Gourmet Food Trucks – Food trucks throughout the property offering edible bites.
Wine, Beer, Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s– Enjoy an invigorating mixture as you wander through the garden.
Music – Featuring a live performance by South Florida Pride Steel Band and music by Classical South Florida.
Orchid Supplies - Vendors to provide all you need to plant and grow orchids.
Cooking Demos & Gardening Lectures – Educational lectures by Home Depot, Broward Orchid Supply & Taskease on caring for your garden and how-to demonstrations by Whole Foods Market, The Chimney House Grill and Café and Serafina Restaurant on preparing delicious meals for the entire family.
Dillard High School Art Exhibit- NatureScapes @ Bonnet House. Beautiful works of art inspired by the Bonnet House Estate will be on display in the newly renovated Island Theater. Open all weekend with reception scheduled for Sunday, December 8 at 2pm. Vote for your favorite piece! Exhibition runs through Sunday, January 5, 2014.
Garden Art - Attractive and unusual orchid and/or garden related items from several vendors.
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 Museum Shop – Near the main house, offers a unique choice of interesting books, jewelry and array of gift items.
Lots of Free parking and Free Plant Carry-out - The entrance to the parking lot is on N. Birch Road off of Sunrise Blvd. between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway. Avoid traffic and parking, hop on the Sun Trolley, Water Taxi or Broward County Transit
$10 Members / $12 Non-Members (Includes Festival and Self-Guided Grounds Tour – house tours are an additional $8)
Children 12 & under are Free
No Discounts or Group rates Apply
Orchid & Plant Vendors — Broward Orchid Supply, Carib Plants, Cupcakes by Elizabeth, Dan & Margie Orchids, Daniel Storey Creations, Gardens Gone Wire, Greenhouse Orchids, H&H Bamboo, HoyaPlants, JG Tropicals, Lucky Bamboo 4 U, Mac’s Orchids, Marando Farms, Miller’s Way, Mina Herrera Design, Nature’s Relics, Orchid Treasures, Orchids by Del Rei, Owl’s Nest, Pelican Coast Farms, Red Hawk Nursery, South Florida Pride Steel Band, Springwater Orchids, Stelmar Gardens, The Orchid Specialist, The Plant Store.
Food Vendors- – Flour Power, 90 Miles to Go, Veggie Xpress, Joji Yogurt, 4 Alarm Fire Truck, Asian Fusion & Cupcakes by Elizabeth
Orchid Care & Gardening Lectures (Front of Museum Shop)
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 Taskease – Planting in Grow Bags
11:00 The Home Depot – Container Gardening
1:00 Broward Orchid Supply – Intro to Growing Orchids
2:30 J.G.’s Tropical Plants – Growing Heliconias & Gingers in South Florida
Cooking Demos (Next to Museum Shop)
12:00 Whole Foods Market – Sea Scallops with Vanilla Bean Buerre Blanc
1:00 The Chimney House Grill & Cafe – Fresh Seasonal Menu
12:00 Whole Foods Market – Healthy Eating
1:00 Serafina Restaurant – Bruschetta & Penne alla Vodka
Live Music (Near the Food Trucks)
1:00 – 3:00 – South Florida Pride Steel Band
Saturday (Boat House Bridge)
11:00 – 3:00 – Cycler the Robot
Saturday & Sunday (Near the Main House)
11:00 – 4:00-Classical South Florida Radio - Classical Music
Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support:
Whole Foods Market, Broward Orchid Supply, PL&P Advertising, Poster Garden, Classical South Florida, Waste Management, The Home Depot, WLRN, AroundTown Magazine, C.W. Fischer Electric, American Portable Air Conditioning, W.A. Bentz Construction, Inc., Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Copa Di Vino, Goose Island Beer, Sparkling Ice, Mina Herrera Design, South Florida Pride Steel Band, Osborne Roofing and John A. Trout.