On February 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will hold its annual Edison Garden Festival. Dozens of vendors from all over the state of Florida will have exotic and tropical plants and trees, along with garden art and supplies for sale.
The Edison Ford Garden Shoppe will be open and stocked full of unusual, native and heritage plants that have been proven to thrive in Southwest Florida. Ceramic flower pots, garden art and gardening gift items will also be available.
Plant vendors will be selling palms, vegetables, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, African violets, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cactus and many hard-to-find species, as well as garden supplies and gift items, including mulch, trellises, pottery, cut flowers, hats and jewelry.
This family event will have numerous kids’ activities, including photo opportunities in a Model T Ford with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. There will also be a kids’ craft table where they can make corn husk dolls and origami flowers.
The festival will also feature music and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Parking and admission to the Garden Festival is free (tours of the homes, museum and lab are not included). For more information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.