Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is an extraordinary blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. This 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum was built in 1920 and was the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family. Filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures, the Main House exudes a sense of charm, whimsy and gracious living. The surrounding grounds of the estate remain a virtual oasis of coastal wilderness and informal gardens, nestled amid the commercial development of the Fort Lauderdale beachfront. Bonnet House has survived with remarkable authenticity – reflecting the creative lifestyle of its artist owners and preserving the natural setting of Old South Florida.
The “soft” kickoff Challenge was a huge success and we exceeded our goal. Thank you to all who participated in the challenge.
Bonnet House will continue its 100th Anniversary Fundraising campaign with a $1,000 challenge starting Tuesday, November 12th. We are asking 100 people to donate $1,000 in honor of our 100th Anniversary. Each donor will receive two admission tickets to the 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala scheduled to take place Saturday, April 25. A true VIP experience, guests will enjoy a lavishly catered affair by A Alexander Event Catering with specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, full bar, dinner, live entertainment and a one-of-a-kind commemorative VIP gift.