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Horticulture Mission Statement

Horticulture’s mission is to increase knowledge, appreciation and conservation of plant diversity and be a regional center of expertise in living collection stewardship, landscape design and exhibition and horticultural “best” practices. In order to achieve this mission Horticulture’s goals are to: Develop and maintain a comprehensive and scientifically documented collection of predominately woody landscape plants […]

Children at Play moves forward

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Matt Weir explains his sculpture to staff

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Matt Weir explains a new sculpture in honor of Barry Bingham that will be created at Bernheim in 2013.

Nature Apps for Educators

Suggested Apps from National Environmental Education Week

National Environmental Education Week provided this list of “top rated apps” suggested for educators that teach in the outdoors.  I haven’t checked any of them out but I plan on downloading the Nature Notebook app today because of my interest in phenology.  I’ll report back with my own opinion once I’ve had a chance to […]

Pecan 12-6-12

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Front Gate Restoration

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

Horticulture staff  is busy cleaning up the front gate and getting ready for some new plantings . Check out the two new Coral Bark Japanese Maple ‘Sango-kaku’ as you leave through the front gate, awesome color!                  

Bernheim Beech Collection – Nine days difference

EuroBeeches pano 10-16-12

Top: 10-16-12   Bottom: 10-25-12 What a difference nine days can make. I can’t wait to follow this beech collection near the entrance intersection over the course of the coming year.  Bernheim in early morning light is magnificent.

Isaac’s Cafe

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