During my trip to Fort Lauderdale, I had the chance to take a tour of the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. The gardens are truly gorgeous and showcase tropical foliage. I will tell you that with the beautiful gardens come friendly mosquitos!
If you take a visit to the gardens, make sure you are ready with bug spray and coated head to toe. I left with quite a few bites all over my arms and legs. We spent our tour wandering the gardens and learning about how the estate was established.
Construction on the property began in 1920 and continued for 20 years. Frederic and Helen Bartlett were avid travelers and brought an extensive art collection to the house. Unfortunately, Helen passed away, and Frederic remarried. His new wife helped to bring the unique blend of art and gardens that are found now on the property.
We sadly did not have the opportunity to tour the inside of the Bonnet House or any of the other buildings during our visit. Our primary focus was photographing the gardens and learning about the history of the area.
Here are some of our favorite photos from the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale.
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale great for day trips, weddings, gardens, museums, photography, a true photographers paradise!
Make sure and bring bug spray with you! The bugs are quite friendly and let their presence be known while I was walking through the gardens. I would also bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water with you.
If you plan on visiting the museum and house make sure and check the Bonnet House website for hours and tour information.
Tour Hours: Tuesday – Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9:30 / 10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 1:30 / 2:30 / 3:30
Last house tour 3:30pm. Gates close at 4:00pm
Bonnet House is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Students (ages 6 – 12): $16.00
Children (under age 6): FREE
Bonnet House Members: FREE
Gardens Only: $10.00
(Does not include access to the house)
Tram Tour: $2.00
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS
900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
I was provided a tour while visiting Fort Lauderdale for the TBEX conference.