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New Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting Workshop At Bonnet House

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When you live in and visit a place like South Florida, it can easily be overwhelming. With so many burgeoning plants and active wildlife during all four seasons, it can be challenging to capture everything with just a camera or cell phone. This is why we take the time to ensure that we provide our community and visitors with opportunities to expand how they can capture the beauty and feel of the world around them.

Drawing and painting can be excellent ways to capture the true essence and beauty of anything you want to remember. It can also be the perfect way to showcase concepts and images that only exist in your mind. To help people learn how to develop these skills, Bonnet House will be hosting a 4-week Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting Workshop on Saturdays, August 6th through 27th, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

This 4-week workshop will be taught by the instructor, Galal Ramadan. Galal has written many articles published in Colored Pencil Art Magazines and has been featured in solo national and international exhibitions. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and now resides and teaches here in Florida.

This popular course will take place in our air-conditioned Island Theater, and is $160 for Bonnet House members, and $175 for non-members. We do our best to keep the class sizes small so that the instructor can ensure that all participants receive individualized attention, so be sure to register as soon as you are able. To view the necessary list of materials, click here.

We hope that you consider registering for our Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting Workshop this August. To learn more and register, click here, or call (954) 703-2606.

Have Your Next Photo Shoot At Bonnet House!

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Here in South Florida, we know how to celebrate a special occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, graduation, or a wedding, we know how important it is to commemorate and remember the significant events that happen in all of our lives. This is why we work hard to ensure that the Bonnet House estate is always perfectly manicured and ready for your most important photo ops!

In fact, the Bonnet House property is so alluring to photographers and videographers alike that it was chosen as the primary location for Will Shriner’s delightful movie “Hoot,” and certain episodes of the popular television series “The Bachelor,” “The Glades,” and “The Amazing Race.”

Check out some details regarding the use of Bonnet House for photography and filming:

Individual Photography In The Courtyard & On The Grounds:
● $20 per person paid at the Welcome Center on the day of your shoot.
● No reservations or permits are required.
● Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm only.
● Two hours maximum inside the courtyard.

For any questions regarding Individual Photography, please contact the Admissions/Welcome Center at (954) 703-2607.

Commercial Photography & Filming
● Prices start at $500 for 5 hours with less than 5 people.
● Reservations are required & must be made through the Events Department

To discuss the use and availability of the grounds for commercial film or photography, please call (954) 703-2608 or click here.

Whether you take professional photographs or snap a quick picture on your phone, be sure to follow and tag us on Instagram @BonnetHouse. We love to see people enjoying the estate and celebrating their life and loved ones with us.

From family photos on vacation to engagement photo shoots to wildlife photography, Bonnet House truly is a fantastic place to take pictures. We hope that you plan your next photography session at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.

Orchid Display House

Let Your Curiosity Bloom At Bonnet House

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Orchids, and hibiscus, and cactus, oh my! As the summer months begin, Bonnet house is quite literally in bloom! The summer is the perfect time to experience the gorgeous plants that benefit from our warm, humid climate here in South Florida.

Because Bonnet House is located on one of the last native barrier island habitats in Florida and contains five unique ecosystems, the Bonnet House property is home to a wide variety of flowering plants. To complement the natural vegetation, the grounds also contain a Desert Garden and a hibiscus garden. Additionally, to honor Evelyn Bartlett’s love for orchids, we have many blooming orchids on display in the estate’s Orchid Display House.

If you’re interested in plants that grow in arid environments, then you’ll definitely want to explore our Desert Garden. This area will transport you far away from Florida with plants from places like the American southwest, and Africa. Guests will even have the opportunity to visit the Baobab tree that Evelyn Bartlett herself ceremoniously planted in 1996. While it may appear small today, these types of trees can grow up to 150 feet wide!

In addition to featuring plants suited to a desert environment, Bonnet House also contains a stunning Hibiscus Garden that is perfect for photo ops! Hibiscus are some of the most gorgeous flowering plants and come in a variety of bright colors. Featuring large hibiscus plants of all different colors and sizes, this garden has always been a favorite among guests.

But it doesn’t stop there. To honor Evelyn Bartlett’s passion for Orchids, we have also maintained a stunning collection of orchids. Guests have the opportunity to view various blooming examples that are rotated regularly through the estate’s Orchid Display House. The Orchid Display House is the perfect place for flower-lovers from all over the world to view the unique orchids that are well-suited for South Florida’s tropical climate.

Not only are our gardens bursting with brilliant color and filling the air with floral scents, but Bonnet House is also in full bloom with culture, history, and community. We hope that you take the time to visit Bonnet House this summer and let your curiosity bloom! To plan your next visit to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, click here.