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International Orchid & Garden Festival

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The 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival
is Scheduled to Return Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, 2022 from 9am – 4pm

The Festival welcomes orchid enthusiasts and plant lovers alike to vividly experience – and purchase – diverse, colorful and fragrant varieties of orchids, tropical plants, herbs and fruit trees sold by local and international vendors from Thailand, Malaysia, Ecuador and Hawaii. The two-day event will be taking place from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Admission is $12
Includes Orchid Festival and Self-Guided Grounds Tour – self-guided house tours are an additional  $8. Children 12 & under are Free. No Discounts or Group Rates Apply.  There will be no guided house tours during the festival weekend.  All tickets are non-refundable.

Event Features:

Orchid Displays – Breathtaking orchid displays.
Edible Bites – Food vendors throughout the property offering edible bites.
Bloody Marys, Mimosa, Wine & Beer– Enjoy an invigorating mixture as you wander through the garden.
Orchid and Exotic Plants – Featuring over 30 vendors including tropicals, fruit trees, bamboo, butterfly garden plants and much more.
Orchid Supplies – Vendors to provide all you need to plant and grow orchids.
Garden Art – Attractive and unusual orchid and/or garden related items from several vendors.
Orchid & Garden Care Lectures  – Lectures from local growers in our lovely Island Theater.
Self-guided Tours of the House and Grounds – Stroll through the grounds and house at your leisure and experience the charm and beauty of the Bonnet House estate.
Rest Areas – Where you can sit and relax in the shade.
Bonnet House Museum Shop – Near the main house, offers a unique choice of interesting books, jewelry and array of holiday gift items.
Free parking – The entrance to the parking lot is on N. Birch Road off of Sunrise Blvd. between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway. Our pedestrian only south entrance is located at 750 Breakers Avenue off Vista Mar Street.

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Bonnet House Garden Mart

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Featuring the 11th Annual Orchid & Exotic Plant Sale with over 3,000 attendees. Orchids, Exotics, Fruit Trees, Butterfly Garden Plants, Edible Bites, Libations, Garden Art, Lectures, Orchid Displays, Farmer’s Market and Much More!

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Orchid Care Classes at Bonnet House

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Orchid Care Classes Resume July 28 at Bonnet House

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering its orchid care classes once again beginning Saturday, July 28th in the lovely air-conditioned Island Theater. Learn how to care for your orchids on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate . Join our  new orchid curator, Jose Exposito, and his team of orchid care experts on the historic Bonnet House Estate for three key orchid cultivation classes.  Jose is  founder of Soroa Orchids, senior judge of the American Orchid Society, world renowned speaker including World Orchid Conferences in Brazil and Malaysia. He has been featured in Orchids Magazine, Vogue, Martha Stewart Show and many other National and International publications.  Each class is followed by a guided tour of our Orchid Display House as well our Orchid Greenhouses.

All classes take place on Saturdays. The schedule is as follows:

Orchid Basics – July 28, 2018, 10am – 12pm

Orchid Repotting & Mounting – August 4, 2018, 10am – 12pm

Diagnosing Pests & Diseases – August 11, 2018, 10am – 12pm

The cost of each class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.
To register, visit https://bonnethouse.org/events/category/adult-classes/list/ or contact Linda Schaller at [email protected] or (954) 703-2606.

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New Orchid Greenhouse Tours Begin October 8

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Beginning October 8, 2013, Bonnet House will be offering special Orchid Greenhouse Tours with Orchid Curator Tom Wells.  These tours have never been offered before, the greenhouses and display house are rarely open to the public. The tours will be offered the second Tuesday of each month from 11am – 12pm for only $20 per person. Our greenhouses and display house hold approximately 1,200 plants in various stages of development. Our Bonnet House Orchid Curator will show you around our greenhouses and discuss how our orchids are bred and cultivated (including our impressive seedling program).  A treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices! Orchid seedlings will be available for purchase.

The tour is offered in groups of 15 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations available, pre-registration is required.  Visit us at https://bonnethouse.org/hours-fees/ or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or [email protected].

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Orchid Care Classes Offered at Bonnet House

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Come out and learn how to properly care for and maintain your orchid with Bonnet House’s Orchid Care Classes.  On September 28 from 10am – 12pm, Bonnet House will be offering its final orchid care class covering Pest and Disease Control.   This class will be followed by a tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house.  Orchid supplies will be available for purchase at all classes and students will receive a Bonnet House ‘baby’ orchid seedling.  Help your orchid live and bloom all year long with our help.

This is the final orchid care class of the summer, so you don’t want to miss out!

The cost of each class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  For more information or to Register, visit www.bonnethouse.org or contact Linda Schaller at [email protected] or (954) 703-2606.

Bonnet House museum & Gardens – 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale 33304
Open for tours Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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Orchid Care Classes Offered at Bonnet House

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IMG_0091Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering morning and afternoon orchid care classes during the winter and summer months in 2013. Each class is followed by a tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase at all classes and students will receive a Bonnet House ‘baby’ orchid seedling.

The class schedule is as follows:

Orchid Basics – January 12 and February 9, 10am – 12pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Orchid Repotting
– July 13, 10am – 12pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Orchid Mounting – August 10, 10am – 12pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Orchid Pest & Disease Control – September 28, 10am – 12pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The cost of each class is $30.00 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information or to Register, visit https://bonnethouse.org/calendar/ or contact Linda Schaller at [email protected] or (954) 703-2606.

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens — 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale 33304

www.bonnethouse.org

Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival at Bonnet House

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Bonnet House Blooms December 1st & 2nd
with its
Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be blooming during its Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival featuring the 6th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale December 1st and 2nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm! With free parking and a $10 entry fee for members and $12 fee for non-members- plant lovers and orchid enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see and buy an exclusive selection of orchids and exotic plants.

In addition to the unique collection of exotic orchids and plants sold by over 30 local vendors, the two-day event will feature gourmet food trucks, libations, orchid care lectures, cooking and gardening demonstrations, a silent auction display, live music, a farmer’s market and a creative kids corner.

The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm.  The entry fee is $10 for members and $12 for non-members for the fair and grounds and an additional fee of $8 for the self-guided tour through the house. Tickets to the event are now available online at www.bonnethouse.org/calendar.

Event Features:

Orchid Displays & Silent Auction – Various orchid displays created by the participating vendors will be available for auction.

Gourmet Food Trucks – Food trucks throughout the property offering edible bites from cheese sandwiches for kids to grilled fish and Italian fare for adults.

Wine, Beer, Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s– Enjoy an invigorating mixture as you wander through the garden.

Orchid and Exotic Plants – Featuring over 30 vendors including bamboo, butterfly garden plants and much more.

Orchid Supplies – Vendors to provide all you need to plant and grow orchids.
Garden Art – Attractive and unusual orchid and/or garden related items from several vendors.

Lectures – Educational lectures and how-to demonstrations on caring for your garden and preparing healthy meals for the entire family.

Kids Corner – Part of the fruit grove will be turned into a creative corner for children featuring face painting and orchid collage for kids.

Green Market – Herbs, organic fruit and vegetables and helpful tips on gardening will be available.

Self-guided Tours of the House and Grounds – Stroll through the grounds and house at your leisure and experience the charm and beauty of the Bonnet House estate.

Rest Areas – Where you can sit and relax in the shade.
The Bonnet House Gift Shop – Near the main house, offers a unique choice of snacks and bottled juices, as well as a variety of interesting books, jewelry and array of gift items.
Lots of Free parking – The entrance to the parking lot is on N. Birch Road off of Sunrise Blvd. between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway.

This year’s sponsors include The Home Depot, Market 17, Classical South Florida Radio, Whole Foods Market, AroundTown Magazine, Broward Orchid Supply, PL&P Advertising, Marando Farms, Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and Waste Management.

4th Annual Orchid Fair right around the corner

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The Fourth Annual Bonnet House Orchid Fair will bring a burst of color to the historic Bonnet House Fruit Grove on December 4th and 5th from 10am to 5pm with brilliant blooms in a natural setting! Over 30 local vendors will participate in this unique plant sale featuring a colorful collection of flora as well as plant accessories, garden art and supplies. Lectures and demonstrations by orchid growing experts will be presented as well.

Orchids, or Orchidaceae, are the largest of plant families and grow on six continents. Roughly 95 percent of the world’s orchids are native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions. Bonnet House is the home of over 1,500 plants, many collected by Evelyn Bartlett who moved to preserve her beloved Bonnet House as an historic site and cultural center in 1983. This spectacular collection is still displayed at Bonnet House in orchid houses Mrs. Bartlett had designed.

The Bonnet House Orchid Fair features thousands of blooms throughout the estate’s grounds and offers many innovative displays, interesting talks and tours of the gardens. Beautiful displays donated by the vendors will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All of the proceeds will benefit Bonnet House and its programs.

The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th from 10am to 5pm with talks in the grove at 12pm and 2pm both days. The entry fee is $5 for the fair and grounds and $15 for the fair, grounds and self-guided tour through the historic main house.

The Event Features:
Orchid Supplies – Vendors to provide all you need to plant and grow orchids.
Garden Art – Attractive and unusual orchid and/or garden related items from several vendors.
Lectures – Four educational lectures and how-to demonstrations each day at noon and 2:00pm
Orchid Displays & Silent Auction – Various orchid displays created by the participating vendors will be available for auction.
Food and Wine – Food and wine will be onsite during the entire event.
Self-guided Tours of the House and Grounds – Stroll through the grounds and house at your leisure and experience the charm and beauty of the Bonnet House estate.
Rest Areas – Where you can sit and relax in the shade.
The Bonnet House Gift Shop – Near the main house, offers a unique choice of snacks and bottled juices, Giclee reproductions of selected pieces of the Bartletts’ original art work, as well as a variety of interesting books, jewelry and array of gift items.
Lots of Free Parking – The entrance to the parking lot is on North Birch Road off of Sunrise Boulevard between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway.