On April 4, 2014, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates shared seven events for the new spring season. The Estates, in Fort Myers, Fla., will be hosting these special events.
"Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. During special events, as seen below, different settings on the grounds are used. - Edison Ford
"Rhythm on the River," at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, will present live music and dancing in the Edison Coconut Grove. Music will be provided by the Danny Morgan Band.
At the "Edison Garden Talk" one can learn from Debbie Hughes, Edison Ford Senior Horticulturalist and member of the Rose Society. With her will be guest speaker Pennie Crawford. Both ladies will instruct guests on how to grow roses successfully in southwest Florida. Their talk will include how to plant, what is the best soil mix, watering, fertilizing, pest control and what types of roses do best in Florida climate. The Garden Talk includes a walk to the historic rose gardens on the Edison and Ford Estates.
"Ford Mustangs" (Henry Ford's vehicles and more) will be on display, and the event will include entertainment, BBQ and beverages for purchase and informal tours with "Henry and Clara Ford."
"Sculpture Installation" will be held at Edison Ford, and it will include large and small sculptures being on display throughout the Heritage Garden adjacent to the Edison Ford Museum. Participating schools were awarded grant funds from Edison Ford and other grants to find the materials (recycled and all-weathered) to create the fanciful, all-weather outdoor sculptures.
“Art in the Garden” will have an opening reception. The event will also include refreshments and hands-on science activities with the Edison Wild Wizard.
"Art in Bloom" is a project of both the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council. The project combines art pieces with floral designs. Artwork created by a talented group of artists who have displayed their work and participated in programs at Edison Ford is used as an inspiration for members of the Garden Council and staff of Edison Ford to design their own piece of art using plant materials.
“Freshwater Wetlands Systems of Florida" will begin in early May, and Edison Ford will host the 40 hour education extension program on Florida’s ecosystems.
The Top 7 Edison Ford events in April and May 2014 are Art in Bloom, Rhythm on the River, Edison Garden Talk, Ford Mustangs, Fishing, Art in the Garden and Naturalist Program.
For more details on all the above visit various links or go to Edison & Ford Winter Estates.