Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

900 N. Birch Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304- Map It
Phone: (954) 563-5393
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AAA Editor Notes

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N. Birch Rd., just s. of Sunrise Blvd., is a 35-acre beachfront estate that was the winter home of two artists, Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Designed during the 1920s, the plantation-style house features loggias accented with inlaid shellwork and balconies enclosed with lacy wrought iron made in New Orleans. The residence is surrounded by lagoons, gardens, fruit groves, a mangrove jungle and a desert garden planted from seeds collected on the couple's world travels.
Of note are pieces of artwork, decorative accents and hand-painted ceilings created by the Bartletts as well as collections of porcelains, religious figures, furnishings and objects found on the beach. A shell museum and an orchid greenhouse also are on the grounds. A tram tour of the gardens is available.
Guided tours are available.
$20; $16 (ages 6-12). Grounds only $10. Tram tour additional $2.
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Save $2 dollars on Adult & Senior Admissions.
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 9-4. Last tour begins at 3:30. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.