The Villagers just came out with their second cookbook, Cook It Like A Native! , which showcases Montgomery Botanical Center in three lovely photographs. The Villagers have funded various restoration projects for Montgomery Botanical Center’s 1930s buildings.  The latest grant funded helped restore the Arthur Montgomery Guest House.

In the 1937 sketch, the second image depicts the guesthouse.  In the sketch architect Robert Fitch Smith signs, “The happiest task I have ever had”.

The Villagers new cookbook states, “At Montgomery Botanical Center, former home of Robert Montgomery, founder of Fairchild Tropical Garden, Villager grants funded the installation of air-conditioning systems in the main house and restoration of the guesthouse.”

We thank the Villagers for their continued support in helping us preserve and restore these two buildings while these buildings continue to serve the vital mission and operations of Montgomery Botanical Center.