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Edison Ford Director’s Tours 2014

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 2nd


With only a month to go until the first Director’s Tour, spaces are filling up for this unique travel series. We have selected Florida destinations with exciting museums, gardens, historic sites and shopping. The tours are led by CEO Chris Pendleton, Chief Curator Alison Giesen and Historic Garden Manager Steve Hottovy. Cost: Edison Ford Members $90; non-members $100. To sign up and for information contact Cori Cramsey at Edison Ford 239-334-7419 or ccramsey@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

director's tours 2014

•January 11, Saturday, Miami, Coral Gables

The day will include a special tour of The Kampong, the private estate of David Fairchild, and now home to the US Botanic Garden. Lunch at the Butterfly House Restaurant will be followed by a tram tour of the 82 acre Fairchild Gardens which was the research garden of Fairchild a hundred years ago. There is also a special exhibit of sculpture and furniture from exotic woods. We will finish up the day with Ellen Uguccioni noted author, historian and longtime Coconut Grove resident and options of light supper, beverages or a little shopping.

•February 22, Saturday – Delray Beach

The tour includes beautiful Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens and historic restoration of Old School Square museum and galleries, and shopping on historic Atlantic Avenue. Private lunch included.

•March 20, Thursday – Sarasota

The tour includes the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, well known for its collection of orchids, glass houses and gardens. The day will finish up at the Ringling Estate with a tour arranged by longtime Keeper of Ca’d Zan and Ringling Curator, Ron McCarty. It includes the Ringling Museum & Estate, Art Museum and Circus Museum as well as a private tour after dark of the new James Terrell light sculpture installation. Private lunch included.

•April 5, Saturday – Tampa

Henry Plant put Tampa on the map with his railroads and hotel a hundred years ago. This tour includes the Henry B. Plant Museum and the Annual Appraiser’s Fair and private tour of the historic hotel. Luncheon at Tampa Bay Yacht Club included.

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