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BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Built 1920 - 1921, Registered 1984
900 North Birch Rd
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33304

Phone: 954-563-5393  
 

Fax: 954-561-4174    

Web Address: http://www.bonnethouse.org

Contacts:
Monica  Estevez, Marketing & Development Manager, (954) 563-5393  127, monicaestevez@bonnethouse.org


Purpose:
Bonnet House (named for the bonnet lily that grows on the property) was designed by American artist Frederic Clay Bartlett. The house is nestled in the center of busy Fort Lauderdale Beach on 35 acres of pristine barrier island habitat. Bonnet House remains much as it was in the 1930s and 1940s, when Frederic and his wife Evelyn created the unique blend of art and whimsy that so delights visitors today. Evelyn gave the estate to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 to ensure that a piece of Old South Florida could be enjoyed by future generations. Today, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens welcomes over 70,000 visitors each year. In addition to being open for public tours, Bonnet House hosts an annual series of outdoor music concerts, provides exhibition opportunities for artists, has an annual orchid, garden & gourmet food festival the first weekend of December and displays examples of the artwork of Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett. Bonnet House also offers educational programs for Broward County students as well as adult educational programs in art, ornithology, and orchid cultivation. Bonnet House is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Closed: Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please check the Bonnet House website for specific tour hours at www.bonnethouse.org.
 


Projects:
Various educational programs for adults and children; Young Artist Music Series; Bonnet House Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival, Impressions: A Juried Art Exhibit and Bonnet House Fine Artist Exhibits.
 


Affiliates:
Bonnet House Alliance; Bonnet House Fine Artists


Description:
A 35 acre subtropical seaside estate built by Frederic Bartlett, the Bonnet House enchants visitors with art, history, ecology and architecture. http://uvu.channel2.org/PublicSite/Video.aspx?id=208&skin=1