A Full Day at Bonnet House is a Day Full of Fun-Filled Activities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
When you visit Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you not only get to enjoy one of the most historic – as well as most beautiful – house and gardens in our nation. You’re also welcome to participate in a plethora of activities to make your day truly memorable.
The bright and airy Caribbean style house, built in the early part of the 1920s and located in a 35-acre slice of breathtaking waterfront property, is an architectural gem reflecting original owner Frederic Clay Bartlett’s vivid artistry throughout, with painted faux marble floors and murals on walls and wood ceilings in major rooms. And the gardens and winding nature trails surrounding the house – and the native wildlife inhabiting the grounds – are every bit as impressive. But that is only the beginning.
You can register for a VIP experience at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens by taking a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas – showcasing rooms not seen on regular tours – of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s private living quarters, in tours led by seasoned Bonnet House docents.
You can also register for a breathtaking Orchid Greenhouse Tour. Our greenhouses and display house hold approximately 1,200 beautiful plants in various stages of development, and our Bonnet House Orchid Curator will show you around and discuss how our orchids are bred and cultivated (including our impressive seedling program). This tour is an absolute treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices alike, and exquisite varieties of orchid seedlings are available for purchase.
But wait, there’s more! If you love art, you can participate in Outdoor Watercolor and Acrylic Workshops, where you will draw and paint from floral, landscape and architectural motifs in a beautiful tropical setting. If bird watching suits your fancy, you can register for Birding Classes and enjoy a better look at our fine-feathered friends. And why not wind up a sensational day with an enchanting musical evening, enjoying our popular Concerts Under The Stars, with live performances by the finest young talent in South Florida on the beautiful Bonnet House Veranda – with complimentary wine, dessert and coffee.
A visit to South Florida is truly not complete without time spent at beautiful, historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Besides all the exciting activities to be enjoyed, the story told here spans and parallels a wide swath of American history and makes a visit both to these pages and to the estate not only most entertaining, but also uniquely educational. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information and registration details for all activities, please call (954) 563-5393 or visit BonnetHouse.org.