The Villagers awarded MBC a grant to support the restoration of the iconic entrance to Nell’s House. Many early photos and videos were taken using the door as a backdrop. Constructed in 1932, the wrought iron door was intended as a symbol of Montgomery’s love for palms and cycads, and through this restoration funded by The Villagers, the door can continue to symbolize MBC’s dedication to its palm and cycad collection.    

The Villagers are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites. They have supported numerous projects here at Montgomery Botanical Center. The most recent projects have supported the restoration of the Arthur Montgomery Guesthouse. Thanks to The Villagers, the doors are restored and are looking beautiful once again – just in time for the 80th anniversary of both the Nell’s House door and the plant collection it represents!