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Hornbeams Planted at Earth Measure

Bernheim’s Arboretum recently acquired 11 new European hornbeams. The horticulture crew planted the new trees along the path leading to Earth Measure creating a tree-lined corridor. ‘Fastigiata’ European hornbeam, the most common cultivar sold, grows 30 to 40 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide. Instead of a large central trunk, the hornbeam fans […]

Earth Measure helps to ‘shape’ art in nature program

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the public opening of Earth Measure, the limestone scultpure created by Louisville artist, Matt Weir, in honor of Barry Bingham Jr’s life and service.  Bingham, the former publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, was a long time Bernheim Trustee who left an indelible mark on […]

New Sculpture: Earth Measure is Open

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 […]

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.