Art in Bloom Art Show at Edison & Ford Winter Estates


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Lisa Wilson, APR, public relations
        Art in Bloom Art Show at Edison & Ford Winter Estates
 FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 26, 2018) -- On March 4 from 1-4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its Art in Bloom art show in partnership with the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council. This unique art show features floral designs paired with paintings and other works of art.
Winnie Stone, of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, stands next to her floral design.
The event is a symbol of springtime at Edison Ford and is unlike any other art show. Participating Garden Council members and friends of Edison Ford select a painting or work of art and then create a floral design based on their interpretation of the artwork.

Held in many cities across the country, Art in Bloom is a nationally sanctioned event through the National Garden Clubs and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The local Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was organized in 1957 and is affiliated with both organizations. Edison Ford has a long history with garden clubs, as Mina Edison was a founding member of the Periwinkle Garden Club -- the first garden club in Fort Myers. Today, the Periwinkle Garden Club is a member of the Garden Council.

This year, 19 floral designs and other works of art will be on display in the Edison Caretaker's House, an original “Cracker House” and one of the oldest standing structures in Lee County. Visitors may vote for their favorite floral design; the winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. First through third place will receive gift certificates for the Edison Garden Shoppe at the Estates.

Art in Bloom is included with Edison Ford admission, or tickets for the art show only may be purchased for $5 (does not include tours of the homes, lab or museum). Lemonade and cookies will be served. For more information, visit or call 239-334-7419. 

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the site each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The site is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December.