Popular Orchid Greenhouse Tours Start Tuesday, August 12!

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Bonnet-House-Orchid-Greenhouse-ToursOur world-famous orchid collection is one of the many reasons why a visit to South Florida is truly not complete without time spent at beautiful, historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Our greenhouses and display house hold approximately 1,200 beautiful, exotic plants in various stages of development. And as a special treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices, our popular Orchid Greenhouse Tours will resume on the second Tuesday of each month, starting August 12. Our Bonnet House Orchid Curator will show you around our greenhouses and discuss how our orchids are bred and cultivated – including our impressive seedling program, with orchid seedlings available for purchase. These tours are offered from 11am to 12pm, in groups of 15 to allow for questions and discussion, for $20 per person.

The story told at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens spans and parallels a wide swath of American history and makes a visit both to these pages and to the estate a uniquely educational and entertaining experience. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Limited reservations are available, and pre-registration is required. To register, please call (954) 703-2606 or visit BonnetHouse.org.

Orchid Care Classes Offered at Bonnet House

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Orchid-Care-Classes-at-Bonnet-HouseBonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering morning orchid care classes, beginning in August, to help you keep your orchids healthy and blooming all year long. Classes will be held on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate, and each class will be followed by a tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase at all classes and students will receive a Bonnet House ‘baby’ orchid seedling.

All classes take place on Saturdays from 10am – 12pm. The schedule is as follows:
Orchid Basics – August 2, 2014
Orchid Repotting – August 9, 2014
Orchid Mounting – August 16, 2014
Diagnosing Pests & Diseases – August 23, 2014

The cost of each class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information or to Register, visit www.bonnethouse.org or contact Linda Schaller at [email protected] or (954) 703-2606.