Address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33900
About Us / Edison & Ford Winter Estates History: 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 Estates Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, and Caretaker’s House and the Ford House. Stroll back in time through the Estates twenty acres of gardens and experience what the Edisons created during their many winters here in the early 1900’s. Several trees that were planted during Edison’s time still stand and some garden features, such as the Edison Moonlight Garden have been carefully restored to reflect the look, feel and scent of the historic era.Today, the gardens contain more than 1,700 plants representing more than 400 species from six continents. Our most famous tree is the banyan, a four foot tree planted around 1925 that now covers almost an acre of the grounds. The Estates collection also includes the sausage tree, tropical fruit trees including mango and citrus, orchids, bromeliads, cycads, and more than 50 species of palms. Explore our monthly What’s Blooming At the Estates pages to find out which plants are flowering or fruiting at the time of your visit. We have now added an Organic demonstration garden in order to educate the public on ways they can grow sustainably too. All excess fruit and vegetables are harvested and taken to the local farmers market on Thursday.