“Grow Fort Myers” is a part of National Public Gardens Week at Edison Ford. Help us celebrate all week long with special events:
- May 15 and 17, 2019 at 10:30am: $10 discount on Garden Tours
- May 17, 2019 at 7:30pm: Free Family Movie Night in the Gardens
- Membership Special: Purchase or renew your Membership during this week and receive one month FREE– it’s a perfect time to become an Edison Ford Member!
And on May 18, join us for a special plant sale, free workshops, and more:
- The following events will take place on the Museum Porch unless noted otherwise:
- 9:00 AM: Debbie Hughes – Director of Horticulture, Edison Ford Winter Estates, “Welcome”!
- 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Stephen Brown, Lee County Extension Agent “Fertilizer – Is it really necessary?”
- 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM: Brady Vogt, Everglades Rare Books “History of Commercial Horticulture in Lee County”
- 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Green Leaf Worm Farm “The Lowdown on Worm (Castings) Poop”
- 11:15 AM – Noon: Rob Solomon – Edison Ford Winter Estates Rain Barrel Demonstration – To be held under the Pavilion.
- 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lisa Wilson – Edison Ford Winter Estates “Attracting Butterflies to your Garden”
- 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) of Lee County “Florida Friendly Gardening”
On-going Demonstrations and Vendor Tables in and around the Garden Shoppe:
- Marie Dyer – Painting a Rain Barrel (Under the Pavilion)
- MW Horticulture – Working with Compost
- Green Leaf Worm Farm – Worm Castings
- Everglades Fine Books – Garden Books for Sale
- Fred Rubino – Creating Hypertufa – Demonstration using Edison’s Portland Cement in a mixture to form lightweight, custom planters
- Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, Lee County Master Gardeners “Ask the Expert” – Your gardening questions answered
- Garden Shoppe – Open 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM offering special discounts!
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