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Edison Ford Director Tours 2015 Travel Season

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On March 14th

There are only two more Director Tours remaining in the regular season as we wind down a very successful eight months of tours. This year we visited Asheville and the Biltmore Estates, Palm Beach for the gardens and exhibits at some wonderful historic properties, Homestead and Redlands for the plant nurseries and we are planning our trips for next year already.

For the late Spring, Summer and Early Fall season, we are considering a few shorter and nearby Summer Director Tours to include a long boat trip cruising up the Caloosahatchee, the Estero Bay Fisheries and Mound House and Pine Island for a cruise, and also palm and plant nurseries. We decided to postpone our possible trip to Dearborn and the Ford Estate and Greenfield Village until 2016 but it is still in our headlights for sometime in the future.

There are only a few seats remaining on the two upcoming Director Tours. The tours include all travel arrangements and tour fees, as well as private lunch with a choice of selections. Cost: Edison Ford Members $100, non-members $110. For more information or to register contact Nancy Achter at nachter@edisonfordwinterestates.org or 239-335-3678.

  • Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House & Gardens and Butterfly World, Coconut Creek, March 21, 2015     (Limited Seats Remaining)

lorikeet     Bonnet House was completed in 1920 on the narrow barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Fort Lauderdale. This expansive Caribbean-style plantation house was designed and built for the artist Bartlett and his wife. Together they assembled an impressive collection of paintings (including their own) and decorative pieces from their international travel. The day also includes Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in the world with hundreds of butterflies, hummingbird and lorikeet aviaries and exotic plants throughout the ten acres. Lunch will be at Casablanca Café.


  • Mid Century Modern Sarasota, April 18, 2015 (Limited Seats Remaining)

This tour will be led by Sarasota Historian and Fort Myers/Naples architect Joyce Owens who will be joined by architects and trustees of the Sarasota School of Design Foundation which oversees the historic structures of the Mid Century Modern centuries of the 1950’s. The day will include a walking tour of Lido Key and a bus tour of favorite Sarasota buildings with lunch on St. Armand’s Circle at the Shore Diner.

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