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Edison and Ford Winter Estates to Host Annual Fall Garden Festival

Edison and Ford Winter Estates to Host Annual Fall Garden Festival

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 15, 2021) – On November 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will hold its annual fall Garden Festival. More than 40 garden vendors from around the state of Florida will have tropical and native plants and trees for sale. The festival takes place outdoors, under large shade trees and also features food trucks and live music.

Vendors will have many types of plants and trees, including palms, fruit trees, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, African violets, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cacti and many hard-to-find species. Vendors will also offer garden supplies, such as fertilizer and worm castings. The Edison Garden Shoppe will be open and have unusual tropical and Florida native plants that thrive in Southwest Florida. Ceramic flower pots, vegetable and flower seeds, garden art, and gardening gift items will also be available for purchase.

“This is the largest event like this in the area and we have a very scenic location for people to shop for plants,” said Debbie Hughes, Horticulture Director at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. “Whether gardeners are looking for unique exotics, edibles or Florida natives, this is the place to find it.”

Edison Ford members receive a discount on Garden Shoppe purchases; guests may purchase a membership during the event to receive the discount. Members also receive free, unlimited general admission throughout the year, plus free admission to many other museums and gardens across the country through the reciprocal program.

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, masks are recommended for visitors attending the festival. A limited number of garden carts will be available, so guests are encouraged to bring a cart or wagon for transporting plants. A designated plant holding tent and loading spot will be offered for anyone needing assistance. Parking and admission to the festival is free (tours of the homes, museum and lab are not included). For more information, call 239-334-7419 or visit