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August Marks Return of Bonnet House’s Popular Orchid Care Classes!

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2016OrchidCareClassesOur 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. During the month of August, Bonnet House will once again be offering its popular morning orchid care classes in our lovely air-conditioned Island Theater. Come learn how to care for your orchids with expert curators from Broward Orchid Supply. Each class is followed by a tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house, and orchid supplies will be available for purchase at all classes.

All classes take place on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. The schedule is as follows:

Orchid Basics – August 6, 2016

Orchid Repotting – August 13, 2016

Orchid Mounting – August 20, 2016

Diagnosing Pests & Diseases – August 27, 2016

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 or contact Linda Schaller at [email protected] or (954) 703-2606.

Weddings are Sensational at Bonnet House!

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Bonnet-House-Wedding-Koffman-DiStefanoBonnet House Museum and Gardens is quite possibly the perfect South Florida location for memorable wedding ceremonies and receptions. With its alluring tropical backdrop and enchanting oceanfront views, Bonnet House provided the awe-inspiring setting for the beautiful nuptials of Laura Beth Koffman and Willy DiStefano, expertly planned by Joni Scalzo of Your Special Day Certified Wedding Coordinators.

The happy Mrs. DiStefano stated, “The reason we picked the Bonnet House is because we wanted to be married outdoors in a garden – not on the beach, which so many outdoor venues are in Florida. We also were looking for a venue where we could have the ceremony and reception at the same place, but not in the same area. Finally, we wanted a place that would be intimate for both our guests and us. Bonnet House superbly met all the criteria. And the tropical gardens also were perfect to showcase my all time favorite flowers, orchids. Still to this day people are saying our wedding was the best they have ever been to.”

Whether you are planning a close and intimate gathering or a grand and lavish affair, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens sets the scene for romance and timeless memories, with dramatic spaces, such as the Hibiscus Garden, fountain courtyard, water front veranda and tree-lined allee all providing memorable possibilities for a truly unforgettable wedding. Originally built in 1920, and embodying a unique combination of old-world charm and understated elegance, Bonnet House – listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a historic landmark by the City of Fort Lauderdale – exudes classic and eclectic taste, with artwork and decorative flourishes seen at every turn and an evident love for nature reflected in the beautifully manicured grounds surrounding its 35-acre estate. For additional details, rental information or a tour, please contact Nicholle Maudlin, Events Manager, at 954-703-2608 or at [email protected]