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Spring Sprang 3-20-14 at 12:57 pm

It’s a beautiful first day of spring here at Bernheim and the chatter among staff, volunteers and visitors is focused on how ready we all for it to be here. And as evidence here’s a few photos. This first photo is of the first observed bloom on the Magnolia kobus var. ‘stellata’ at the Bernheim […]

Design Challenge – Get Small and Move

For the 3rd year Bernheim has worked with the University of Kentucky School of Architecture to set up a design challenge for the 2nd year architecture students. This year we challenged the 12 students to design small lodging spaces that could move within Bernheim and between activity nodes. Each lodging “ship” is designed to be […]

3-11-14 Edible Garden Update – Solar-Safety-Seeds

This winter has made work in the Edible Garden a bit difficult. But things are rolling fast now. This is a sample of what is going on in the garden right now. 1) An additional glass box was added to create a 12’x24′ space that will soon be covered with a 5000kWh solar panel system […]

Each Spring On Its Own Terms – Phenology Report

Each year at this time, talk turns to the signs of spring.  Mostly our chatter is tinged with impatience, and rightly so.  We are tired of winter and ready for the weather to turn to warmer thoughts and longer days.  But let’s put things into a bit of historical perspective; short term historical perspective.  Below […]

February Pop-Up Adventure Playground Days – Feb.26 and 27

Wanna Play?  Then join us for one of these two opportunities: Led by Pop-Up Adventure Play and hosted by the Bernheim Children at Play Initiative POP-UP ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND DAY – Russell Lee Park – Louisville Wednesday, February 26th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. For families and children of all ages.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. […]

Pop-Up Adventure Play Workshop – Feb. 26th 6:00-8:30 p.m.

The Amazing Benefits of Play A workshop for teachers, childcare professionals, parents and anyone with a stake in exploring the value of play in the development of children. Led by Pop-Up Adventure Play and hosted by Bernheim’s Children at Play Initiative and West End School Wednesday, February 26th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. At the West End […]

Late Summer Skies

At 4:44 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 22nd fall will be here.  You have a few days left to enjoy late summer at Bernheim. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than this.

Earth Measure landscape in progress

Friday, September the 13th was a lucky day for us.  A staff work party resulted in a new prairie planting that will grow up around Matt Weirs’ EarthMeasure sculpture that will open in October.  Here are several pictures of the team that got the job done under the direction of nursery manager Renee Hutchison.