Last year, The Villagers awarded MBC a grant to support the restoration of the rear arched door at Nell’s House. The door frames the view down the allée to Royal Lake.

Constructed in 1932, the original door warped and was no longer keeping out the elements. The new door is impact resistant, energy efficient, and was built to look just like the original door. It keeps with the original Mediterranean revival architecture of Nell’s House and it continues to frame the iconic view.

The Villagers are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites. They have supported numerous projects here at Montgomery Botanical Center and around the county. The Villagers host a home tour and a garden tour each year to raise funds for local preservation projects.

Montgomery Botanical Center is ever thankful to the Villagers for their continued support and generosity. The door is restored and is looking beautiful and functioning properly again.