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Make Your Own Wreath

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Make and take home your very own Bernheim wreath at this Saturday’s Smart Gardens and Landscapes Wreath Making Class from 10 a.m. – Noon. Learn how to use the bounty of the season to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more. All materials will be collected from Bernheim, and supplies and tools will be provided. […]

Holiday Open House this Saturday at Bernheim

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Bernheim’s Holiday Open House will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. this Saturday (December 6) at the Visitors Center. Come and enjoy an afternoon of shopping, drawings for free gifts, holiday specials, music and refreshments to kick off the holiday season! Bernheim offers unique handcrafted items by Kentucky Artisans, a variety of books ranging […]

ECO Kids Discovery Day — Survival Strategies

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Don’t let the colder temps stop you and the kids from connecting with nature this weekend.  Come out to the Bernheim Visitor Center for ECO Kids Discovery Day on Saturday.  The theme is Survival Strategies because to survive cold weather, animals must migrate, hibernate, or stay active.  Kids and their families will have fun exploring […]

Bernheim Members Holiday Sale

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All through November and December, Bernheim members will receive a 20% discount at the Bernheim Nature Shop.  The shop is full of wonderful nature-themed merchandise, from apparel to hand-crafted pottery and jewelry, along with Kentucky Proud jams, jellies and honey.  Not a member?  Stop by the Visitor Center to become a member and receive the […]

Actions Beyond Our Borders

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Bernheim’s mission to connect people with nature extends far beyond the gates of Bernheim. Some days it’s maintaining a green roof in Louisville. Other days, it’s participating in community events and education programs. And this week it was along Interstate-65. That’s right. Bernheim horticulturalists, staff and volunteers spent a cold Thursday morning planting hundreds of […]

ColorFest: Where Pumpkins Roll and Fly

ColorFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of fall, is this weekend – October 18-19.  It’s 2 days of affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with hands-on nature activities, great food, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, a mud pie kitchen, a hay maze, live music and many more autumn activities. New this year is the Pumpkin Launch where participants […]

Research Blog Series: False Hellebore Populations Increase

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Kelly Vowels is the Bernheim Forest Research Biologist.  As a part of her research, she surveys and monitors the wildlife and plant species in the natural areas of Bernheim.  One of the many species she monitors is False Hellebore, a native perennial.  Her studies have shown that as parts of Bernheim are restored with native plants […]

Earth Measure helps to ‘shape’ art in nature program

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the public opening of Earth Measure, the limestone scultpure created by Louisville artist, Matt Weir, in honor of Barry Bingham Jr’s life and service.  Bingham, the former publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, was a long time Bernheim Trustee who left an indelible mark on […]