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Join Us for Spring Break Adventure Week

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From Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4, children of all ages can celebrate Spring Break Adventure Week at Bernheim by participating in FREE daily drop-in activities at our Visitor Center: Discovery Stations: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of nature, science, art, and play activities, will be set up daily at […]

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 […]

Design Challenge – Get Small and Move

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For the 3rd year Bernheim has worked with the University of Kentucky School of Architecture to set up a design challenge for the 2nd year architecture students. This year we challenged the 12 students to design small lodging spaces that could move within Bernheim and between activity nodes. Each lodging “ship” is designed to be […]

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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 […]

Enjoy a Bit o’ Irish at Isaac’s Cafe

Stop by for a delicious homemade Irish lunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday between 11: a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The menu will include homemade Irish Stew, Corned beef and cabbage, Reuben Sandwiches and our own Irish Whiskey Cake!  Enjoy your luck of the day at 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 […]

Each Spring On Its Own Terms – Phenology Report

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Each year at this time, talk turns to the signs of spring.  Mostly our chatter is tinged with impatience, and rightly so.  We are tired of winter and ready for the weather to turn to warmer thoughts and longer days.  But let’s put things into a bit of historical perspective; short term historical perspective.  Below […]

When it’s cold outside, we’ve got the month of May…

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Things are really heating up in the greenhouses! We have left behind the subzero weather that just won’t seem to break, and have moved on to thoughts of Spring. We operate several months ahead of schedule in the nursery, starting vegetables and herbs for the Edible Garden Grand Opening, which coincides with the Spring Plant […]