With a full season of insider tours around Florida completed, spring quarter tours includes favorite cities of Naples, West Palm Beach and Sarasota. Director’s Tours are led by Edison Ford President Chris Pendleton and curators and include guest speakers, directors and authorities for behind the scenes in unique Florida locations.
• May – Naples
Edison Ford President Chris Pendleton will join Edison Ford Landscape Architect and friend Ellin Goetz (Goetz & Stropes, ASLA) for some of Ellin’s favorite design projects in Naples. The tour will include her design work at the Naples Botanical Gardens as well as private homes in Naples and include her family’s resort, The Naples Beach & Golf Club, for beachside beverages and food. Date TBD in mid to late May.
The Norton Museum of Art and the waterside Ann Norton Estate and Sculpture Garden will be the location of this tour. The Ann Estate includes lovely tropical gardens and a unique sculpture collection. The Norton Museum owns many important permanent collections in addition to a summer special showing of private collectors. The evening will conclude with After Hours at the Museum with food and entertainment. Date TBD in mid to late June.
• July – Sarasota Longboat Key
Join architect Joyce Owens and Edison Ford President as they explore their favorite mid century houses in Sarasota. Many were created by the ionic architects of the Sarasota School of Design led by Paul Rudolph and an internationally acclaimed following of modernist designers in the 1950s and 60s. Their work continues today under the careful management of the Sarasota Architecture Foundation. The day will finish up with shopping and dinner at lovely St. Armand’s Circle on Longboat Key. Date TBD in mid to late July.
For more information call Cori Cramsey at 239-334-7419.