Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a historic estate located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Purchased in 1895 by a settler Hugh Taylor Birch, the grounds of the Bonnet House have endured many years of Florida history. Today, visitors can explore the estate and its lush grounds and view numerous pieces of artwork. The estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Backstory and Context
In 1983, Evelyn gave the Bonnet House to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Today, visitors can embark on the beautiful grounds and feel the history left behind, including Frederic's artwork and Evelyn's botanical gardens. Along with her love for orchids, she matched each ecosystem with her delight for animals, including squirrel monkeys, Amazon parrots, and gopher tortoises.
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