Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Clara Fordís Michigan Rose Garden
Did you know Clara Ford hired one of the first female landscape architects in America, Ellen Biddle Shipman, to redesign her small formal garden? Mrs. Shipman would later go on to design the Moonlight Garden here at the Edisons' winter estate following a recommendation by Mrs. Ford.
Funding for Clara Fordís rose Garden in Fort Myers was provided by Peggy Campbell, great niece of Mrs. Ford and features heirlooms roses of the 1920ís area adapted to the southwest Florida climate.
Location. 26° 38.067′ N, 81° 52.804′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from McGregor Boulevard south of Larchmont Avenue, on the right when traveling south. The marker is inside the Edison Estate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison Family Home Seminole Lodge Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth (here, next to this marker); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk (here, next to this marker); Edisonís “Florida Paradise” (here, next to this marker); Inside the Ford Home (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford's Florida Estate (here, next to this marker); Edison Caretakerís House (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
Also see . . . Edison & Ford Winter Estates. (Submitted on October 26, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.