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Bernheim Launches First Free Play Day of 2015


Bernheim believes free play is essential to a child’s growth and development! That is why we are hosting our first Free Play Day of 2015 this Saturday, March 14 at Keystone Learning Academy in Louisville’s West End. If you are in the area, bring your kiddo on over and watch as he or she experiences […]

WannaBee a Beekeeper?

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If you are interested in beekeeping or learning more about bees, Bernheim is the place for you! This upcoming Sunday kicks off our six-week Family Backyard Beekeeping Series, and if that’s not enough, you can join us next Saturday for our Bees and the Plants they Love presentation. Join Bernheim Volunteer Beekeepers on Sunday, February […]

Enjoy Valentine’s Day Under the Stars at Bernheim

Bernheim Forest invites you to our Valentine Dinner  for an evening of romance under the stars. Treat your sweetheart to a night view of the starry sky and peaceful forest while enjoying a delicious dinner prepared by Jarfi’s Bistro. Dinner and dancing will take place in our floor-to-ceiling windowed Visitor Center so you can be […]

Holiday Open House this Saturday at Bernheim


Bernheim’s Holiday Open House will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. this Saturday (December 6) at the Visitors Center. Come and enjoy an afternoon of shopping, drawings for free gifts, holiday specials, music and refreshments to kick off the holiday season! Bernheim offers unique handcrafted items by Kentucky Artisans, a variety of books ranging […]

Actions Beyond Our Borders

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Bernheim’s mission to connect people with nature extends far beyond the gates of Bernheim. Some days it’s maintaining a green roof in Louisville. Other days, it’s participating in community events and education programs. And this week it was along Interstate-65. That’s right. Bernheim horticulturalists, staff and volunteers spent a cold Thursday morning planting hundreds of […]

ColorFest: Where Pumpkins Roll and Fly

ColorFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of fall, is this weekend – October 18-19.  It’s 2 days of affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with hands-on nature activities, great food, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, a mud pie kitchen, a hay maze, live music and many more autumn activities. New this year is the Pumpkin Launch where participants […]

Fall Fun and Free Play


Have you heard the news? Southern Living Magazine has named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest among the South’s 10 best places to enjoy fall color. Our loyal visitors like you already knew that, but to celebrate, why not plan a visit this first weekend in October to see fall’s splendor and enjoy some of Bernheim’s […]

Free Play Day Comes to Bernheim

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest invites children and anyone interested in their development and well-being to our Free Play Day on Saturday, October 4 from 11am – 4pm.  Spend a day outdoors making music, building forts, rolling down hills, climbing on logs and mucking about in nature. No matter the season, outdoor play is critical […]