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March Plant of the Month at the Visitor’s Center!

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Allegheny serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis):  I have featured this small tree before in other Bernheim programs, but couldn’t pass up featuring it as the pick of the month for March! Nothing compares to a serviceberry to welcome in the first signs of spring. Serviceberries usually send out dainty white flowers in April, though some years it […]

What’s in Bloom

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Witchhazels in bloom February 28 January 1-15 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly  (Ilex verticillata) paperbark maple  (Acer griseum) river birch  (Betula nigra) Korean stewartia  (Stewartia koreana) January 16-31 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) three-flower maple  (Acer triflorum) paperbark maple  (Acer griseum) river birch  (Betula nigra) Korean stewartia  (Stewartia koreana) February 1-15 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly  (Ilex verticillata) […]

Partnerships

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Bernheim horticulturists take care of not only everyday duties within the arboretum grounds, but also seek to strengthen relationships with the surrounding greater ecological community. Bernheim is a member of several local horticultural organizations to include the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association (KNLA), the Kentucky Arborist Association (KAA), and the City of Bardstown’s Tree Board.  […]

Horticulture Mission Statement

Horticulture’s mission is to increase knowledge, appreciation and conservation of plant diversity and be a regional center of expertise in living collection stewardship, landscape design and exhibition and horticultural “best” practices. In order to achieve this mission Horticulture’s goals are to: Develop and maintain a comprehensive and scientifically documented collection of predominately woody landscape plants […]

Horticulture Mission Statement

Horticulture’s mission is to increase knowledge, appreciation and conservation of plant diversity and be a regional center of expertise in living collection stewardship, landscape design and exhibition and horticultural “best” practices. In order to achieve this mission Horticulture’s goals are to: Develop and maintain a comprehensive and scientifically documented collection of predominately woody landscape plants […]

Sowing Seed

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There are few things in life more exciting to a gardener than sowing seed. Each year we wait, rather impatiently, for the right time to start growing for the upcoming year’s garden. With the coming of Bernheim’s Edible Garden, the anticipation has been even more heightened. The day the seed packets come in the mail […]

Previous Selections

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Galaxy magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Galaxy’) Bernheim’s plant nursery has a limited quantity of this beautiful spring bloomer. This deciduous hybrid magnolia has sweet-scented flowers that can get up to ten inches across! The blooms are a rich pink to magenta on the undersides of the petals, while the interiors are a light blush color. The […]