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D.A. Powell Leaves a Poem to Bernheim


Earlier this fall, acclaimed poet D. A. Powell offered a Sunday afternoon reading at the Visitors Center. He read previously-published poems as well as a selection of new work, including one poem dedicated to Bernheim, where he spent his month-long residency, held in cooperation with and Sarabande Books. The title of the poem he has […]

Bernheim Welcomes Writer in Residence, D.A. Powell


We’re thrilled to welcome poet D. A. Powell as our Writer in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Powell is currently on site at Bernheim and will be residing here until November 2. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys which received the National Book Critics […]

Match Your Donation to Bernheim with Give Local Louisville

Give Local Lou 2015

Bernheim is excited to join the upcoming Give Local Louisville effort, a great way to support our important mission “connecting people with nature”.  On this date, your impact will be enhanced through multiple matching gift offers. On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Community Foundation of Louisville will host the second Give Local Louisville.  This 24-hour, online “Give […]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: The Seed

Summer has progressed into its season of fullness, with seeds forming and  ripening along the Bent Twig Trail and elsewhere. In honor of this annual regeneration, I offer you a poem I  wrote a few months ago. Seed By Wren Smith A seed is dormant most of its life. Time does not exist inside the […]

Bernheim Welcomes Artist in Residence, Cathleen Faubert


Bernheim is excited to welcome our second Artist in Residence of the summer! Cathleen Faubert has been living and working at Bernheim since June 15 and will be here throughout the month of July. Over the past two years, Cathleen has developed a unique method of working with scent as a creative medium. Using a […]

Isaac’s Cafe Goes Super Local

NEW! Grilled Veggie Panini with ingredients from Bernheim's Edible Garden.

The farm to fork movement has been the talk of the town in recent years. Bernheim has been taking it to the next level since the opening of the Edible Garden in 2014. Throughout the growing season, Isaac’s Café, inside the Visitor Center, will feature dishes created from the bounty of the Edible Garden, located […]

Bernheim Welcomes Artist, Jaime Bull

Bernheim welcomes our first Artist in Residence of the summer.  Jaime Bull was selected to participate in our Artist in Residence Program during the 2014 year and due to scheduling offered to participate during 2015 season. She will be working and living at Bernheim through the end of July.  Jaime received her BFA in drawing and […]

Change in Writers in Residence: Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko to Read


Due to a last minute commitment, Jen Percy will not be able to read at Bernheim Sunday, May 3rd, at 3 PM. In her place we are very fortunate to have two accomplished writers, Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko, who will read from their recent works this Sunday, May 3rd at 3 PM in […]