Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Moonlight Garden
Upon completion in January 1929, the Fort Myers Tropical News described the garden as "…surrounded by a tall trellis, over which hang scarlet bougainvillea, now in full bloom. The garden itself consists of about 25 separate beds laid out in neat geometric pattern."
The initial planting in the Moonlight Garden included the old stock bougainvillea that had been supported by the south wall of the original laboratory as well as new cedar trees, azaleas, roses, and lilies. Throughout the following years, plantings were added or changed to fit the season and climate of south Florida. The garden underwent a restoration in 2003 and now displays
The Moonlight Garden at Seminole Lodge is one of a handful of remaining Ellen Biddle Shipman gardens. It is a treasure to share with visitors today, as the Edisons did in an earlier time.
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 & Ford Winter Estates. 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 (here, next to this marker); Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth (here, next to this marker); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk (here, next to this marker); Clara Ford’s Michigan Rose Garden (here, next to this marker); Edison’s “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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
Also see . . . Edison & Ford Winter Estates. (Submitted on November 6, 2015.)
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.