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Come to Bernheim With Your Louisville Cultural Pass for Children

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Bernheim is excited to participate in the City of Louisville’s new Cultural Pass for Children program, which is designed to expose children to the region’s diverse cultural arts attractions. Children who get their pass stamped by at least eight different institutions this summer will be eligible for a grand prize – a family package of tickets […]

Visit the Latest Sculpture by Artist in Residence Sévryna Lupien

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Quebec artist, Sévryna Lupien has recently installed The Atomic Apartment on the outside of the Visitor Center windows with some installation assistance from Bernheim’s diligent operations and horticulture staff. This mid-century modern style cloud form is constructed of various widths and lengths of PVC piping. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it forms an ideal setting for […]

Benefits of being a Bernheim Member

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There are great perks of being a Bernheim Member!  These include:  free admission for your vehicle on weekends ($5 for non-members); a free pass for two people to a Bernheim Select Program (Full Moon Night Hike, Pollywog Play Parties, and Smart Gardens and Landscapes); and reciprocal benefits at botanical gardens throughout the United States. In […]

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The creation and display of public art is a vital part of the mission of Bernheim to connect people with nature. Resident artists Mei-ling Hom and David McClelland are currently working with recycled straw and sisal twine to create a living sculpture installation which will be displayed in the new Edible Garden set to open May […]

Volunteer Profile: Sandy Nafziger

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Meet Sandy Nafziger, one of Bernheim’s newest Naturalists in Training (NIT).  After signing up to work at BugFest in September, 2012, she was immediately inspired by Bernheim’s community of volunteer naturalists.  Since attending the NIT orientation in January, 2013, Sandy has been involved in countless events and programs. She is always willing to help at […]

Become a Wintertime Tree Detective!

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Winter is a great time to explore and identify trees at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Without leaves, deciduous trees can be tough to identify. However, with a little detective work one can identify trees by bark, seed pods, shape, leftover fruit, twigs, or bud arrangements. Using field guides, taking photos, and researching the internet […]

Bernheim Backroads January Tour Cancelled

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Due to winter weather road conditions the January Backroads tour has been cancelled. Join us for future  Bernheim Backroads programs. These provide the perfect way to enjoy a guided tour of Bernheim’s best hidden spots, such as the Wison Creek  stream restoration site,  beaver ponds, and Bernheim’s historic fire tower. In early spring  Bernheim’s wetlands will be enlivened by the activities of breeding  […]

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Bernheim

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When your holiday tree has given you the best of its seasonal cheer, extend its life by sharing it with Bernheim. We will turn it into mulch that will be used in the arboretum. The collection point is at the turnaround on the left at the front gate.