Nehrling Gardens' mission is to educate, inspire and create awareness about the intrinsic value of Florida's horticultural history, of its plant and birds, and of the community's cultural heritage; and to assist in the conservation and protection of natural resources in Central Florida. To achieve these goals The Henry Nehrling Society seeks to rehabilitate Dr. Nehrling's historic Gotha home and gardens, create new teaching gardens and provide a horticultural, historical and environmental education center to promote these concepts.
Corresponding Secretary for Nehrling Gardens: Corresponding Secretary serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Henry Nehrling Society, Inc. dba Nehrling Gardens a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation.
Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Word, strong written communication skills and attention to detail. Some experience with Fundly or other CRM software knowledge is preferred.
Corresponding Secretary Duties:
Generate acknowledgement letters to donors in a timely manner once posted by the Financial Secretary
Carry on all necessary correspondence of the Society
Be responsible for emailing notices of Board of Directors and Annual Membership meetings.
Shall maintain the current listing of the members, shall provide the necessary information for communicating with the membership as a whole
Assist with other correspondence related issues as needed
Attend monthly board meetings at Nehrling Gardens (4 th Mondays at 7 pm) ** Currently Virtual via Zoom
Assist as needed with events at the Gardens
An Application and Letter of Commitment to serve as an officer and director on the Henry Nehrling Society Board of Directors will be required.
The Mission of the Henry Nehrling Society is to preserve Dr. Nehrling's historic home and gardens in Gotha, Florida, and provide a History and Horticultural Education Center focusing on environmental conservation and to:
Honor Dr. Nehrling's horticultural and ornithological achievements.
Preserve the remaining historical home and gardens in Gotha, Florida.
Recognize the community's historical and German-American cultural heritage.
Teach environmentally sound gardening and landscaping practices through horticultural classes and demonstration gardens; provide education for wetlands restoration and conservation.
Assist in the conservation and protection of natural resources in Central Florida.
The Henry Nehrling Society, Inc. was established in 1999 by a group of concerned citizens to preserve Dr. Nehrling's home and horticultural legacy. In 2000, the Society incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charitable organization. The Society's first accomplishment was having Palm Cottage Gardens placed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 2000. Since then the Society has focused on educating the public about Dr. Nehrling's importance to the horticultural history of Florida. In November 2009, the Society acquired the home and gardens to accomplish its purpose as stated below.