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Edison Garden Market – November 22 – 23, 2014

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 18th

Mark your calendars for the Edison Garden Market. The event is great for family and friends and is FREE to the public.

Gardeners will be delighted at this one-stop shopping venue for unique garden items, including flowering trees, tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses, bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bonsai, bamboo, ginger, butterfly plants, garden art, home and gardening supplies are all available. Edison Ford horticultural staff will be available to answer questions in the Garden Shoppe. Historic “heritage plants” that have been propagated in the nursery will be available for purchase.

The Garden Market attracts plant vendors from throughout the state and attracts nearly 1,000 gardeners and visitors looking for unique and historical garden items. Edison Garden Market vendor space is available for plant growers, fruit producers, garden art and garden supply vendors. For more information contact Edison Ford at 239-334-7419.

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Scarf Art with artist Marie Dyer

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 7th

 November 15, 2014, January 24, 2015, March 14, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 scarf art april 2014 300x260 Scarf Art with artist Marie Dyer    Join artist Marie Dyer and create your own hand painted silk scarf. Marie will teach a variety of techniques to inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. All materials will be provided to produce a finished piece. “Scarf Art” classes will be located on the West Museum Porch at Edison Ford. Bring a lunch or enjoy lunch at the Banyan Refreshment area or Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford. Cost: Edison Ford Members $75; non-members $80 (includes all materials and scarf).

Edison Ford Director Tours 2014 – 2015

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 5th
  • directors tour ashevill 300x173 Edison Ford Director Tours 2014   2015 Asheville, NC – October 13 – 17, 2014

Join Edison Ford in North Carolina for a five day trip to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for tours that include the Biltmore Estate, downtown Asheville, museums and the spectacular Craft Museum on the Parkway.

Fly direct from Punta Gorda to Asheville. Stay at the historic Grove Park Inn where Edison and Ford stayed 100 years ago. For more information and to register contact Cori Cramsey at 239-334-7419 or email Cori at ccramsey@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

  • Naples, FL – November 8, 2014

Naples Botanical Garden, Ellin Goetz private garden tours and Naples Beach and Golf Club.

  • directors tour august 2014 update Edison Ford Director Tours 2014   2015  Palm Beach – December 6, 2014

Norton Museum of Art, and Ann Norton Sculpture Garden.

  •   Homestead – January 17, 2015

Orchid Farms, Wineries, and Fruit & Spice Park.

  •   Lake Wales – February 28, 2015

Historic Bok Sanctuary & Garden and historic Pinewood Estate.

  •   Fort Lauderdale – March 21, 2015

Butterfly World, Bonnet House Estate and Orchid Garden.

  • directors tour august 2014 update 1 300x171 Edison Ford Director Tours 2014   2015 Sarasota – April 18, 2015

Longboat Key, Sarasota School of Design buildings tour, Architecture Foundation, with Architect Joyce Owens, shopping and dining on St. Armand’s Circle.

 

 

 

Garden Party ~ August 19

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 3rd

porch for garden party story 300x225 Garden Party ~ August 19August 19 – 10:30 a.m. - Museum West Porch and Garden

Donors, Members and Volunteers are invited to join the staff and trustees on the new porch at the Museum for refreshments and a summer social to honor those who donated to the restoration of this garden area.

“With the new Museum West Porch in place, it has been appropriate to replant this garden area, adding trees for shade and color and new plantings,” says Chris Pendleton, Edison Ford President. The restoration of the Porch Gardens has been made possible by donors who contributed to the Sister Tree Program of Edison Ford. Debbie Hughes, Senior Horticulturalist will be on-hand to lead a garden tour and talk about the trees and plantings. RSVP at 239-334-7419.

 

Daily River Excursions Departing from The Marina at Edison Ford

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 3rd
  • river cruise edison explorer 290x300 Daily River Excursions Departing from The Marina at Edison Ford10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Daily 4:30 p.m. on Friday through Sunday

Experience the Caloosahatchee River in a whole new way aboard the M/V Edison Explorer departing daily from The Marina at Edison Ford. Members and visitors to Edison Ford will enjoy a river excursion aboard the newly built passenger vessel with certified naturalists and historians from Pure Fort Myers and Edison Ford.

River excursions will take passengers up the Caloosahatchee River to the historic railroad bridge, with great views of the island rookery filled with shorebirds. Passengers will learn Edison Ford river history, river ecology, the history of the Caloosahatchee and Fort Myers, as well as seeing dolphins, manatees, birds and river life up close.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $25 Adults, $20 Children (includes an audio tour of Edison Ford and river cruise); non-members $50 Adults, $35 Children (includes an audio tour of Edison Ford and river cruise). Customized private tours can be scheduled for groups with discounted group rates. For more information call Edison Ford at 239-334-7419 or visit us on the Web. Sunset cruises are also available and tickets can be purchased by calling 800-979-3370 or visiting Pure Fort Myers online.

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August Tours and Programs

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 2nd

August every day August Tours and Programs

Edison Ford MONTHLY UPDATE Available through EMAIL

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 21st

If you would like to receive a copy of our monthly update through email instead of a paper copy, contact Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org or at 239-334-7419. The Edison Ford marketing staff sends out e-blasts a couple of times a month to members through email.

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL. By receiving e-blasts, members get the latest Edison Ford news.

 

2014 Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 18th

    Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp Program is now in full swing. This year technology and robotics will be expanded with a new Video Game Design Week, as well as an additional week of Robotics to meet the high demand.

summer camp july 2014 2014 Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp

New this year is an illustrating and writing program where students become authors! Only two Summer Camp Sessions are still open:

Week 10:  August 4 – 8 “Edison Story Book Writing” and Week 11:  August 11 – 15 “Ford Story Book Writing”

Cost: Edison Ford Members $200; non-members $230. For more information call the Edison Ford Education Department at 239-334-7419.

 

River Excursions Aboard the M/V Edison Explorer

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 17th

Coming this summer - members and visitors to Edison Ford will have the opportunity to enjoy a river excursion aboard the M/V Edison Explorer, departing from The Marina at Edison Ford. Aboard the newly built passenger vessel, guests will enjoy a river cruise with certified naturalists and historians from Pure Fort Myers and Edison Ford to learn the history of the Caloosahatchee, river ecology, and see dolphins, manatees, birds, and river life up close.

Daily river excursions are expected to begin later this summer and will depart throughout the day with a sunset cruise planned for early evening.

Check your mailbox for invitations to the grand opening event, when children will be admitted FREE to Edison Ford and will ride FREE aboard the M/V Edison Explorer. The event will also feature special tour discounts, prizes, food and a few surprises.

For more information visit Edison Ford or Pure Fort Myers online for updates on the opening and ticket information.Pure Fort Myers Edison Explorer River Excursions Aboard the M/V Edison Explorer

 

Director Tour to Asheville, Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge Mountains

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 15th
  • October 13 – 17, 2014

asheville 253x300 Director Tour to Asheville, Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge Mountains      Join us for a five day trip to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for tours that include a day at the Biltmore Estate, the Carl Sandburg Estate, Flat Rock Theatre, downtown Asheville galleries, museums and the spectacular Craft Museum on the Parkway. Fly direct from Punta Gorda to Asheville. Stay at the historic Grove Park Inn where Edison and Ford stayed a hundred years ago. For more information and to register contact Cori Cramsey at 239-334-7419 or email ccramsey@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Director Tours for the year ahead will include a several day visit to Key West, and day trips to historic Bok Sanctuary and Gardens, Sunken Gardens, Butterfly World and other Florida museums, historic sites and gardens. Become a Member to receive the Member discount!