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Winter’s Decoration: The American Holly

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The American holly (Ilex opaca) is among the most recognizable plants in holiday decoration and imagery. Lore surrounding the species has played an important part in its popularity for centuries: promoting wealth, tranquility, and foresight.  Civilizations throughout history have used floral arrangements to convey their messages and commonly contained sprigs of colorful holly.  This tradition […]

Give the Gift of Membership

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If you’re looking for a unique gift for the holidays, why not give the gift of Bernheim membership?  Family memberships are just $50 and an individual membership is $35.  Where else can $50 give a family unlimited access to 40 miles of hiking trails, discounted nature programs, public art and a place where you can […]

Holiday Open House and More this Saturday (Dec 7)

This weekend is overflowing with wonderful programs and great chances to shop for the holidays.  Join us for Bernheim’s Holiday Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.  The Open House is a great way to buy local for the holidays.  It will feature local artists, local foods, nature related toys, books, […]

Hundreds of Acres Still Available to Explore During Wildlife Management at Bernheim

All visitors are reminded that from November 9 – 17 selected Bernheim trails will be closed for wildlife management, including all trails on Forest Hill Drive and the Millennium Trail.  There are still hundreds of acres for people to hike, bike and have fun outside during this eight day period.   We’d especially recommend enjoying our prized Holly […]

New Sculpture: Earth Measure is Open

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October 17th  marked the public opening of our newest sculpture, Earth Measure.    Louisville sculptor, Matt Weir, carved the piece out of massive blocks of stacked limestone in honor of the life and service of Bernheim’s dear friend, Barry Bingham Jr. Bingham was the former publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times and guided […]

Don’t Miss ColorFest This Weekend

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Bernheim’s annual ColorFest is finally here! Come enjoy the crisp fall beauty with affordable family fun this weekend at Bernheim. Participants of ColorFest will experience great food, including Jake’s Maryland Crab Cakes, Kentucky Pork Producers and Johnny D’s BBQ, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, music, and numerous children’s activities.  Enjoy hands-on nature activities, pumpkin painting, […]

Art in Nature Update – Earth Measure Opening and The Louisville Photo Biennial

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Earth Measure Set to Open October 17 Bernheim’s Arts in Nature Program is designed to inspire and develop even deeper connections with nature and next month’s public opening of our newest sculpture, Earth Measure will do that in a magnificent way.  You are invited to join us for the official public opening on Thursday, October […]

Children at Play Conference Kicks Off Regional Initiative

Did you know that mud pies, straw forts, and climbing trees not only make kids healthier but also improve academic performance?  Self-directed nature-based free play is essential to fostering creativity, imagination and innovation, yet these days, kids spend too much time indoors in front of a screen instead of playing outside. Bernheim Forest wants to […]