Nehrling Gardens Need Your Help
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Nehrling Gardens took a pretty severe hit during the Hurricane Irma and will require professional arborists to handle some of the dangerous fallen trees and hanging limbs. Therefore, it is going to be a slow and expensive cleanup. Any donations toward the “Fallen Giants Tree Fund” would be greatly appreciated at Donate to Irma Relief Fund.
For a look of this historic site with hundreds of years of history and thousands of exotic plants (many of which played key roles for the history of Florida agriculture), videos shared below:
- Free: Saturday Irma Clean-Up Day: Nov. 11, 2017, at 9:00 am-3:00 pm; your help will be greatly appreciated. Be sure to wear long pants and sleeves and sturdy shoes. Check in with Nehrling Gardens staff when you arrive in order to receive safety briefing before beginning work. email: [email protected] in advance so the team leaders will be able to prepare.
- Free: Open Day: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 8:00 am-5:00 pm; open for tours of the historic home and gardens, and to work on projects (from weeding and mulching to maintenance on the home). Be sure to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes as the paths are mulched. Bring your own gloves if you plan to work. Contact: [email protected] for more information. Entry is free but donations are always welcomed to help with the ongoing restoration and operation of the historic site.
- Free: Holiday Amaryllis Festival: Dec. 9, 2017, at 9:00 am-3:00 pm;the 6th Annual nature-themed free community event. There will be beautiful and rare amaryllis bulbs and blooming amaryllis and other plants for sale, nature-themed vendors, food, music, and craft for children for the holiday season. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will arrive in their red Corvette at 10:00 am and stay for pictures on the porch until 2:00 pm. Enjoy leisure strolls through the historic home and gardens.
If you would like to be a sponsor, a vendor for the event, or would like more information, please contact: [email protected]
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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