To ensure that all guests enjoy their time at this two-day festival, we will be hosting a variety of food vendors, libations, garden art, orchid care and general gardening lectures. We have also invited Dr. Martin Motes for a book signing, and Dr. Jason Downing to give his highly-anticipated lecture on the Million Orchid Project. There will even be live performances by the Pride Steel Band & Daniel Clocanas Music to create a fun, lively atmosphere.
Throughout the Orchid Festival, Bonnet House will host a number of lecturers and authors. On Saturday, April 6th, the day will begin with a Lecture by Chuck McCartney at 11:00am titled, “Pretty Native Florida Orchids.” Following that, at noon, Dr. Martin Motes will be signing copies of his book, Florida Orchid Growing Month By Month , and at the same time, Pride Steel Band will begin their live performance. Our final lecture of the day will take place at 1:00pm with Alex Lamazares, and he will cover helpful information regarding orchid care and repotting techniques.
The second day, April 7th, will begin with a 10:00am lecture by Dr. Jason Downing, called “The Million Dollar Orchid Project.” The day continues at 11:00am with another lecture by Paul Craft in which he will discuss his book, The Palms of Cuba . There will be an opportunity to meet Mr. Craft and have your copy of his book signed following his lecture at noon. Also at noon, Daniel Clocanas Music will begin their live performance that continues until 3:00pm. Finally, at 1:00pm, Jose L. Exposito will give a walking tour throughout the gardens and highlight a variety of orchids and other plants we have here on the premises.
This weekend, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is excited to host our 12th annual Orchid & Garden Festival! This Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th, Bonnet House invites you to join us for this spectacular event and experience the natural beauty that exists here in South Florida, and throughout the world. This festival is perfect, not just for orchid enthusiasts, but for plant lovers of all kinds. Guests will be given the opportunity to vividly experience and purchase beautiful orchids of all shapes, sizes, and colors. In addition to orchids, visitors will also be able to view and purchase other varieties of tropical plants, herbs, and fruit trees sold by local vendors, as well as international vendors from Thailand, Malaysia, Ecuador and Hawaii.
We couldn’t be more proud to continue hosting such a wonderful event. Whether you are an experienced gardiner and orchid expert, or just getting started, you will be sure to find this festival enjoyable and educational. Tickets are $10 and parking is free. We hope to see you there!