Edison & Ford Winter Estates to Host Annual Garden Festival


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Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Wilson, Public Relations Coordinator
 Edison & Ford Winter Estates to Host Annual Garden Festival
Free Public Event
 FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 13, 2017) -- On February 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 12 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 with 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 a petting zoo on February 11 from 1-4 p.m. Kids will also be able to make crafts, such as bookmarks, Valentine's Day cards, votive candle holders and lockets with pressed flowers and get temporary flower tattoos.

The festival will also feature live music and 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.