May 19, 2020
Garden Shoppe at Edison and Ford Winter Estates Open Memorial Day
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 19, 2020) — The Garden Shoppe at Edison and Ford Winter Estates will be open this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for customers to purchase plants and gardening-related items. The Museum Store will also be open. The rest of the site remains closed.
The Garden Shoppe at Edison and Ford Winter Estates offers a scenic outdoor shopping experience.
The Garden Shoppe offers an outdoor shopping area, where guests can purchase many different kinds of plants, including flowering shrubs, butterfly plants, herbs, fruit trees, Florida natives, and rare exotics. Ceramic flower pots, water fountains, and wind chimes are also available. Garden staff will be on site to answer gardening questions. Members receive a 10 percent discount on all garden and retail items.
The Museum Store is stocked with unique gift items and souvenirs, including books, clothing, kitchenware, kid’s games and science kits, artwork from local artists, and garden art. There are also many Thomas Edison and Henry Ford signature souvenir items, such as replica light bulbs and model Mustang cars.
“With Father’s Day around the corner, the Museum Store offers a place for locals and visitors to shop for a gift that ‘Dad’ doesn’t already have,” said Mike Flanders, President and CEO.
The site is taking precautions to protect visitors and employees. Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, staff will be wearing protective masks, and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized. The number of people permitted in the Museum Store will be monitored to allow for adequate social distancing.
Shoppers should park along Larchmont Avenue and enter through the gate with the red pergola, as the main entrance off McGregor Boulevard is closed. A limited number of garden carts will be available, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own cart.
Executives plan to open the riverside of the property, featuring the historic homes and gardens of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in June. The Museum and Botanic Research Laboratory should be open by the end of June. Updates are posted on the website and Facebook.