Edison & Ford Winter Estates to Host Annual Garden Festival


Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Public Relations Coordinator

    Edison & Ford Winter Estates to Host Annual Garden Festival                                                                                       Free Public Event

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 19, 2016) -- On November 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will hold its annual Edison Garden Festival. Dozens of vendors from all over the state of Florida will have exotic and tropical plants and trees, along with garden art and supplies for sale.

The Edison Ford Garden Shoppe will be open and stocked full of unusual, native and heritage plants that have been proven to thrive in Southwest Florida. Ceramic flower pots, garden art and gardening gift items will also be available.

Plant vendors will be selling palms, vegetables, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, African violets, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cactus and many hard-to-find species, as well as garden supplies and gift items, including mulch, trellises, pottery, cut flowers, hats and jewelry. 

This family event will have numerous kids’ activities, including photo opportunities in a Model T Ford with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Kids will be able to plant sprouts that they can grow at home, make corn husk dolls, get temporary flower tattoos and make Mod Podge votive candle holders with dried flowers. 
The festival will also feature music and live broadcasts with 95.3 OLZ and Cat Country, plus refreshments and a specialty crafted Edison tea beer will be available for purchase. 
Parking and admission to the Garden Festival is free (tours of the homes, museum and lab are not included). For more information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.


Edison & Ford Winter Estates 

Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.