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Spring Sprang 3-20-14 at 12:57 pm

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It’s a beautiful first day of spring here at Bernheim and the chatter among staff, volunteers and visitors is focused on how ready we all for it to be here. And as evidence here’s a few photos. This first photo is of the first observed bloom on the Magnolia kobus var. ‘stellata’ at the Bernheim […]

3-11-14 Edible Garden Update – Solar-Safety-Seeds

3-11-14 Seedlings for the Edible Garden in our greenhouses

This winter has made work in the Edible Garden a bit difficult. But things are rolling fast now. This is a sample of what is going on in the garden right now. 1) An additional glass box was added to create a 12’x24′ space that will soon be covered with a 5000kWh solar panel system […]

Visit Bernheim at the Louisville Home Garden and Remodeling Show

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Can’t make it down to Bernheim this weekend.  You can still visit with the Bernheim team at the Louisville Home Garden and Remodeling Show at the Kentucky Expo Center February 28 and March 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm. and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2.  We have a booth […]

February Pop-Up Adventure Playground Days – Feb.26 and 27

Wanna Play?  Then join us for one of these two opportunities: Led by Pop-Up Adventure Play and hosted by the Bernheim Children at Play Initiative POP-UP ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND DAY – Russell Lee Park – Louisville Wednesday, February 26th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. For families and children of all ages.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. […]

Volunteer at Bernheim

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?  Is community service one of your goals for 2014?  We’ve got the place for you.  Whether you’re a member or non-member, consider becoming a Bernheim volunteer.  We couldn’t do it without them.  Bernheim volunteers are critical to our success.  And there are tons of ways you can help.  If […]

Arts Update

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2013 has been an exciting year for our Arts in Nature program.  We welcomed Matt Weir and watched him create our newest sculpture, Earth Measure.  We held our first light sculpture competition titled CONNECTglow.  We welcomed nationally known installation artist, Craig Colorusso, who presented his solar powered sound sculpture, Sun Boxes. We saw the return […]

Winter’s Decoration: The American Holly

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The American holly (Ilex opaca) is among the most recognizable plants in holiday decoration and imagery. Lore surrounding the species has played an important part in its popularity for centuries: promoting wealth, tranquility, and foresight.  Civilizations throughout history have used floral arrangements to convey their messages and commonly contained sprigs of colorful holly.  This tradition […]

Art and Music Collide in Incredible Sun Boxes Sculpture at CONNECT

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Craig Colorusso brings his Nationally Known Piece to Bernheim Every year CONNECT at Bernheim finds new, unique ways to intersect art, nature and science for one unforgettable event. This year’s festival is uniting art and music in an astonishing way that few eyes or ears have ever experienced. Nationally known installation artist, Craig Colorusso, will […]