Henry Nehrling and His Gotha Legacy

Henry Nehrling and His Gotha Legacy
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 6-8 pm
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
21 East Plant Street
Join us for the opening of “Henry Nehrling and His Gotha Legacy,” an exhibit featuring the accomplishments of renowned botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling.
Dr. Nancy Decker, Associate Professor of German at Rollins College, will give a presentation on the history of Gotha’s German community.
On property he purchased in the German colony of Gotha, Florida in 1885, Wisconsin-born, Nehrling established Palm Cottage Gardens and began to experiment with both native and introduced plants. He went on to hybridize thousands of varieties that significantly helped Florida’s foliage industry to flourish. Nehrling’s estate, considered Florida’s first botanical garden, was rooted in horticultural end environmental traditions that led to the official re-opening of Nehrling Gardens in 2011.
At the Winter Garden Heritage Museum through March 31, 2020
Exhibit generously sponsored by LaPorte Financial LLC.
Plan a visit today!