Welcome
Welcome
Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanical Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, Caretaker's House and the Ford House.
HYPERTUFA EDISON
Create a one-of-a-kind living garden sculpture using Hypertufa, a mixture of Portland cement, peat moss, vermivulate, perlite, and water!

Participants will sculpt two sizes of the original Edison orb (3 and 5 diameter), then atach tillandsia (air plants), small bromeliads, or orchids.

Retied art teacher Jim Hopton will instruct this two-part class in the Edison Ford greenhouse and demonstrate various uses of hypertifa in the garden. This two-part class is limited to ten participants, with a week in between session for proper drying time. You will need to bring rubber kitchen gloves--all other supplies plus a gift certificate for the the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe, are provided!

HYPERTUFA EDISON OR CLASS
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $40.00
9:30am to 11:30am on Dec 8 and 15. A two day class
Session Session A: Sat, Dec 8, 2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM   CLOSED

 
DRAWING IN THE GARDEN WITH MEGAN KISSINGER

Join award-winning nature artist Megan Kissinger to learn the basics of drawing flowers, leaves, and trees with informal drawing techniques!


BEGINNING BOTANICAL DRAWING
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $40.00

Saturdays, January 12, February 23, or March 23.

BEGINNING BOTANICAL DRAWING: FLOWERS TREES & LEAVES:
This student-oriented series is suited to any skill level! Everyone will learn as the botanicals in bloom change from month to month. Students may take a single class or the entire series. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.


MEDITATIVE ZEN DRAWING
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $40.00
MEDITATIVE ZEN DRAWING:
No experience is necessary in this creative class! Students will be inspired by nature as they stroll
through the gardens of Edison Ford.
Session Session A: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM   OPEN

 
ART CLASSES WITH MARIE DYER
For Artists of All Ages
Join renowned Southwest Florida artist Marie Dyer to create your own masterpiece!

GARDEN GRANDEUR WITH MARIE DYER
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00

Saturdays, November 3, January 5, or March 2.

In this impressionistic workshop, participants will use acrylics to paint botanicals from the Edison Ford gardens! Students of all levels are welcome and will learn about observation, texture and form, mixing colors and
basic design techniques.


SILK SCARF PAINTING WITH MARIE DYER
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00
Saturday, November 17, December 29, January 19, February 16, March 16, or April 20.
A variety of techniques will inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. The scarves can be work or used as art in the home.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH MARIE DYER
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00

Saturday, December 1, February 2, or April 6.

Spend the day overlooking the water in the River Pavilion while painting a beautiful landscaoe using acrylic paint!

MONDAYS WITH MARIE
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00
Renowned artist Marie Dyer will be on site painting every Monday from November through March.

 
Car Exhibit Registration

Edison Ford Annual Antique Exhibitor
Regular Price: $20.00
Additional: $10.00
Show your antique car(s) at the most beautiful location in Lee County, riverside on the Henry Ford Winter Estate lawn. Edison Ford, is excited to invite you to be a part of the Edison Ford Annual Antique Car Exhibition. Sponsorship packets and one boxed lunch are provided for each vehicle owner. Dash plaques will be given to each participant. There will be overall "Best in Show" trophies, door prizes and live music. Saturday, February 2, 2019

Specifications for entry:
  • The car(s) must not be any newer than 1980
  • Must be a Ford product
  • This is an exhibition only
Registration:
  • Deadline for pre-registration is January 30, 2019 - 5 p.m.
  • Space is limited to the first 150 cars registered.
  • Pre-registration is $20 for one car and $10 for each additional car. This includes admission into Edison Ford for the registered participant and one passenger.
  • Parking begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019.
  • One boxed lunch will be provided per registration. A food vendor will be onsite for additional food options not included in registration.
  • Door prizes will be given
  • You must stay inside the gates and parked until the end of the exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
  • For more information contact Leeanne Criswell at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419
Session Exhibitor Registration: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 7:30AM - 2:00PM   OPEN

TBird, Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel & Fairlane
Regular Price: $10.00
Additional: $5.00
Show your Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel or Fairlane model car(s) at the most beautiful location in Lee County on Sunday, February 17, 2019! The exhibition will take place at Edison and Ford Winter Estates on the Henry Ford lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River. There will be door prizes and music.

Specifications for entry:
  • Car must be a Thunderbird, Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel or Fairlane model.
  • This is an exhibition only.

Registration:
  • Deadline for pre-registration is February 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
  • Space is limited to the first 100 cars registered.
  • Pre-registration is $10 per car, $5 for a second car. This includes admission to Edison Ford for the registered participant and one passenger.
  • Parking begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
  • A vendor will be on site with food available for purchase.
  • Door prizes.
  • A DJ will be on site playing music.
  • You must stay inside the gates and parked until the end of the exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
  • For more information, contact Leeanne Criswell at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419.
Session Car Show: Sun, Feb 17, 2019 7:30AM - 2:00PM   OPEN

Ford Mustang Exhibition Exhibitor
Regular Price: $15.00
Additional: $5.00
Show your Mustang at the beautiful location in Lee County, riverside on the Henry Ford Winter Estate lawn. Edison Ford, is excited to invite you to be a part of the Edison Ford Annual Ford Mustang Exhibiition. Sponsorship packets and one boxed lunch are provided for each vehicle owner. Dash plaques will be given to each participant. Saturday, March 2, 2019

Specifications for entry:

Must be a Ford Mustang, any year
This is an exhibition only

Registration:
  • Pre-register by February 27 ,2019-5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-registration is $15 for one car and $5 for each additional car. This includes admission into Edison Ford for the registered participant and one passenger.
  • Parking begins at 7:30a.m. and ends promptly at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. March 2, 2019.
  • One boxed lunch will be provided per registration. A food vendor will be onsite for additional food options not included in registration.
  • Door prizes will be given, and music will be provided.
  • You must stay inside the gates and parked until the end of the exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
  • For more information contact Leeanne Criswekk at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419.
Session Exhibitor Registration: Sat, Mar 2, 2019 7:30AM - 2:00PM   OPEN