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Edison and Ford Winter Estates Gardens

Thomas Alva Edison's winter home and garden are beside the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers. It is a vernacular house, known as 'Seminole lodge' to the Edisons. Edison's friend Henry Ford purchased the neighboring property in 1915 - 'The Mangoes'. Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, treated the garden as a botanical laboratory and bred an extra-vigorous Golden Rod. His wife made water features in the garden.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida, USA, FL 33901

All year. Daily except Christmas and Thanksgiving. Open 9am to 5:30pm.

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