Events, Classes and Concerts at Edison and Ford Winter Estates
August 8, 2020
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. These two evening openings for “Strolling in the Moonlight” coincide with dates that a full moon will be near. Visitors will be able to stroll the grounds at their own pace and can walk onto the porches of Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s winter homes. Small groups of 10 people will be escorted into the Moonlight Garden for the presentation ( masks are required). Guests may also watch a video about the Moonlight Garden in the historic Edison Caretaker’s House ( masks are required in indoor spaces).
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/
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).
All staff will be wearing masks, and we are requiring our visitors to wear a mask to the plant sale as well. Masks are required in all indoor areas. We also ask everyone to practice social distancing at the plant sale. If you would prefer to shop on a different day, the Garden Shoppe is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
This event runs from August 4, 2020 to September 18, 2020.Upcoming Dates:
- August 4, 2020 | All Day
- August 8, 2020 | All Day
- August 14, 2020 | All Day
- September 1, 2020 | All Day
- September 12, 2020 | All Day
- September 18, 2020 | All Day