Events, Classes and Concerts at Edison and Ford Winter Estates


August 14, 2020


All Day

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901

Visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates website or call (239) 334-7419 for more detailed information including pricing. Some events are free.

Strolling in the Moonlight
Tuesday, August 4 and September 1
6 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Visitors are invited to come take an evening stroll around the property while enjoying some beverages. Guests will also get to listen to a talk on the Moonlight Garden about fragrant plants and the history of the garden. Discounted admission for the nighttime openings will be $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Artichoke and Company will be on site with a cash bar, and Coastal Dayz Brewery will have beer available for purchase. Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and watch the sunset. Tickets will only be available online at EdisonFord.org. The museum and research laboratory will not be open. Purchase tickets at this link: https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/strolling-in-the-moonlight-at-edison-ford/

Summer Nights at Edison Ford
Friday, August 14 and September 18
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visitors will be treated to music on the Ford lawn and have a chance to see a spectacular sunset over the Caloosahatchee River. Guests will also be able to walk onto the porches of the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and stroll through the botanical gardens.

Discounted admission for the nighttime openings will be $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Artichoke and Company will be on site with a cash bar, and Coastal Dayz Brewery will have beer available for purchase. Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and watch the sunset. Tickets will only be available online at EdisonFord.org. The museum and research laboratory will not be open. Purchase tickets at this link: https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/summer-nights-at-edison-ford/

Plant Sales
August 8 and September 12
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The plant sale that was held in June was a big hit, so we’re going to have a few more! During the stay-at-home order, many people discovered the joy of gardening for the first time; and those who were avid gardeners, dug in deeper. For plant enthusiasts, our gardens are our personal sanctuary, where we can get away from it all. It’s a place to relax with a glass of wine after work; it’s a form of exercise, as we dig, weed, prune, and plant new beauties; it’s also a place to become one with nature and watch all the birds, bees, and butterflies enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Just like in June, we’ll have a few vendors there too, along with a food truck and some beverages available for purchase. The sale will take place outdoors, in the Garden Shoppe and surrounding areas. We’ve received a lot of new plants, so the Garden Shoppe is stocked! Plus, horticulturists will staff the “Garden Guidance” table again, so bring your gardening questions. Vendors and Garden Guidance table will be on site until 2 p.m. Admission to the plant sale is free ( does not included tours or admission to the museum, lab, or riverside of the property).

VIRTUAL DISCUSSIONS

August 19: “The Truth about Topsy.”
The real story about the infamous tale of the electrocuted elephant and Thomas Edison’s relationship to it.

September 2: “Edsel Ford: The Man and the Machine.”
Take a closer look at Henry Ford’s son, his life, and the car named after him.

September 16: “They’re Not Here on Vacation: The Servants.”
A glimpse into the lives of the servants of the Edisons and Fords.

September 30: “Manuel Gonzales: The Founder of Fort Myers.”
Hear about Fort Myers’ forgotten founding father.

Each presentation is $5 (FREE for members). Limited to 100 participants. After each presentation, there will be time for Q & A. Registration and prepayment is required at EdisonFord.org.

This event runs from August 4, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

Upcoming Dates:
  • August 14, 2020 | All Day
  • August 19, 2020 | All Day
  • September 1, 2020 | All Day
  • September 2, 2020 | All Day
  • September 12, 2020 | All Day
  • September 16, 2020 | All Day
  • September 18, 2020 | All Day
  • September 30, 2020 | All Day