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New Year’s Resolutions & Community Support in 2021

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As 2020 comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the year that is behind us. It is important to consider all the good moments, as well as the bad ones, and begin to determine how we want to carry what we’ve learned into the new year. This year, our team at Bonnet House was
reminded once again of the importance of community and the vital role it plays in the future of our beloved estate.

2020 threw a variety of unprecedented challenges our way, but we were fortunate enough to have a wonderful community of supporters who helped us as we navigated this challenging year. It is hard to put into words just how much we appreciate each and every one of our guests,
volunteers, donors, and supporters. We are immensely grateful for the ability to continue our mission, and showcase this beautiful estate to locals and tourists alike.

But not every organization has been as fortunate as we have been this year. Many local community organizations, museums, and artists are struggling to make ends meet, and are at risk of shutting down. These organizations and artists are the lifeblood of the South Florida
community, and work tirelessly to improve our community.

This New Year, we encourage you to put forth your best efforts to support your local communities. Whether you live in a midwestern small town or a bustling metropolis in South Florida, do what you can to shop locally, and support community-based organizations and artists. By doing this, more money can stay within the community and help other small businesses and families directly in your area.

If you are interested in supporting Bonnet House in the new year, you can consider making a contribution to our Re-Vitalize Bonnet House campaign. This is a fundraiser to help us achieve our five-year comprehensive, strategic plan that includes advanced marketing efforts to attract tourists and broaden engagement with the local community. You can learn more about our campaign, and make a donation, here.

Connect With Nature At Bonnet House

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If you’ve ever visited Bonnet House, you know that our estate consists of much more than just a single, large home. In fact, the Bonnet House estate contains vast gardens and a multitude of fascinating wildlife for guests to enjoy. Interestingly enough, the grounds of Bonnet House exists on one of the few remaining examples of a natural barrier island ecosystem in South Florida. In order to preserve and showcase this unique ecosystem, we include many opportunities for guests to connect with nature, and experience the tranquility that comes with appreciating the outdoors.

This coming January, Bonnet House is excited to announce that Don Oprea will be hosting a ‘Forest Bathing’ class in the Bonnet House Hammock. This relaxing class will give guests the opportunity to slow down and tune out the stress of everyday life by connecting with nature. This course will take place on January 10th, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. The class is $20 for Bonnet House Members and $25 for non-members. To register, click here, or call 954-703-2606.

Bonnet House also offers a variety of artistic workshops that teach you how to create your own stunning landscape scenes inspired by the Bonnet House gardens. Starting in January, Bonnet House will be hosting our popular Watercolor and Acrylic workshops. Each workshop includes six weekly sessions that will cover the basic principles of whichever technique you choose. Each workshop will also include time to paint outside in our covered courtyards and gardens. To learn more, and register for a workshop, visit our events calendar .

If you are someone who finds your peace at work in the garden, our annual orchid care classes may be the right fit for you. Starting in January, Bonnet House will host classes that will teach you the basics of orchid care, repotting and pest control. You can purchase tickets and learn
more about these classes by visiting our events calendar .

It is important to note that you don’t have to attend a special class, or specific workshop to enjoy the gardens and wildlife here at Bonnet House. Guests are more than welcome to take a guided or self-guided tour of the estate and grounds as they visit. Taking a walk in our gardens is an activity that can either be fun for the whole family or enjoyed peacefully by yourself.

There is so much to learn and discover here at Bonnet House, whether it’s inside our main house, or outside in our gardens. We hope that you and your family take the time to explore and find peace in nature. Learn more, and plan your visit to Bonnet House, here.