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Natural Partners

Growing plants naturally in the glasshouses can sometimes be tough with disease, insect, and weed pressures. You are, in fact, in a fairly closed system – or so you think. Never forget, Mother Nature has helpers everywhere. Friends like this help to keep balance in my little glass ecosystem…and help to remind us of why […]

Featured Plant of the Month: Weeping Japanese Pagoda Tree

Featured Plant of the Month weeping Japanese pagoda tree Sophora japonica ‘Pendula’ The Japanese Pagoda tree is a medium-size native of China & Korea which was introduced into Japan where it is often planted around Buddhist temples for its showy flowers. The bark of this tree is grayish brown and can become deeply furrowed with […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]