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Big Prairie Overlook Gets a Makeover

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By Horticulturist Eric Garris We are excited to announce grand changes to the Big Prairie Overlook! The Overlook is the highest point within the Arboretum and offers spectacular views of the prairie and surrounding plant collections. A new accessible walkway has been installed, which meanders its way to Issac W. Bernheims’ gravesite atop the hill. […]

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

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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 […]

Bernheim announces 2015-2016 Artists in Residence

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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 from June 1st – July 31st, 2015. Jaime received her BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2012 and her MFA in Art, […]

Stargaze with your Valentine at Bernheim

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than under the stars? Surprise your Valentine by joining us at the Garden Pavilion for our Winter Star Stories and Sky Night Watch on Saturday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. Bernheim’s night programs add mystery, magic and make for memorable experiences. Winter provides rewards for those who bundle […]

Bernheim Takes Part in YES! Fest

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer publicly launches YES! Fest. Bernheim's Mark Wourms  stands behind him as a co-chair of the initiative.

Our team at Bernheim couldn’t be more excited about being a part of YES! Fest, a Year of Environment and Sustainability that will connect the arts, culture, science, and the environment in innovative ways throughout the Greater Louisville Region. Our very own, Dr. Mark Wourms, is proudly serving and a YES! Fest Co-Chair. Incorporating the […]

Make Your Own Wreath

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Make and take home your very own Bernheim wreath at this Saturday’s Smart Gardens and Landscapes Wreath Making Class from 10 a.m. – Noon. Learn how to use the bounty of the season to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more. All materials will be collected from Bernheim, and supplies and tools will be provided. […]

Bernheim Members Holiday Sale

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All through November and December, Bernheim members will receive a 20% discount at the Bernheim Nature Shop.  The shop is full of wonderful nature-themed merchandise, from apparel to hand-crafted pottery and jewelry, along with Kentucky Proud jams, jellies and honey.  Not a member?  Stop by the Visitor Center to become a member and receive the […]

Research Blog Series: False Hellebore Populations Increase

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Kelly Vowels is the Bernheim Forest Research Biologist.  As a part of her research, she surveys and monitors the wildlife and plant species in the natural areas of Bernheim.  One of the many species she monitors is False Hellebore, a native perennial.  Her studies have shown that as parts of Bernheim are restored with native plants […]