"Celebrating Florida Trees" on National Arbor Day is an annual celebration at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. It is home to hundreds of varieties of trees and plants and numbers of champion-sized trees.
Hendry will also be joined by the students from the neighboring Edison Park School for the planting of trees in the gardens of Edison Ford. The public is invited to join the activities.
“We have an ongoing ‘sister tree program’ at Edison Ford to continue to restore and re-populate the gardens with the trees that have been a part of the two estates since the time the two inventors and their families came to Fort Myers,” says Edison Ford President & CEO, Chris Pendleton.
On Arbor Day we always ramp it up (build it up/increase) with some of our most well-known and beloved trees.” - Edison Ford
Enjoy photos representing Arbor Day and the Edison Ford Gardens. While in the gardens one can stroll back in time through the Estates' twenty acres and experience what the Edisons created during their many winters here in the early 1900s. Several trees that were planted during Edison’s time still stand and some garden features, such as the Edison Moonlight Garden, have been carefully restored to reflect the look, feel and scent of the historic era.