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Spring Plant Sale this Saturday!

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Bernheim’s annual Spring Plant Sale takes place Saturday, May 17 as part of BloomFest, our annual celebration of spring! Our plant sale features Bernheim Select ™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses and perennial herbaceous plants. All plants are suitable for north central Kentucky […]

When it’s cold outside, we’ve got the month of May…

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Things are really heating up in the greenhouses! We have left behind the subzero weather that just won’t seem to break, and have moved on to thoughts of Spring. We operate several months ahead of schedule in the nursery, starting vegetables and herbs for the Edible Garden Grand Opening, which coincides with the Spring Plant […]

Become a Wintertime Tree Detective!

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Winter is a great time to explore and identify trees at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Without leaves, deciduous trees can be tough to identify. However, with a little detective work one can identify trees by bark, seed pods, shape, leftover fruit, twigs, or bud arrangements. Using field guides, taking photos, and researching the internet […]

April Plant of the Month – Butterflies magnolia now at the Visitor’s Center!

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For those of you that didn’t make it in time to reserve a Butterflies magnolia last spring, here’s your chance! We offered this beautiful magnolia for our member program, Garden Connections, and we sold out almost immediately. If you have ever seen the magnolias in bloom at Bernheim, you know why. This deciduous magnolia blooms […]

Featured Plant of the Month: Weeping Japanese Pagoda Tree

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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 […]

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 […]