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Vanishing Acts: The Franklin Tree

Like a true southern belle, the Franklin Tree (Franklinia alatamaha) is rooted in Dixieland and its name boasts impressive lineage. With camellia-like, sweetly fragrant, snow white flowers, it is unusually beautiful and a rare find. So rare, in fact, Franklin trees are extinct in the wild and have not been seen in their natural habitat […]

Planning for the Future

Such a big part of any plant lover’s life is planning for the future. Many times, we plan for how we want our landscape to look in five, ten, and fifteen years. Sometimes, however, we are looking far beyond and planning for the future of generations to come. At Bernheim, little steps are made each […]

Spring Plant Sale this Saturday!

Bernheim’s annual Spring Plant Sale takes place Saturday, May 17 as part of BloomFest, our annual celebration of spring! Our plant sale features Bernheim Select ™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses and perennial herbaceous plants. All plants are suitable for north central Kentucky […]

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

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 […]

It’s Time! BugFest and the Fall Plant Sale

Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 21.    Take part in an insect safari, join the bug parade and even sample a chocolate-covered cricket at the Nitty Gritty Café.  It’s all part of a day full of activities for children of all ages beginning at 10:00am through […]

April Plant of the Month – Butterflies magnolia now at the Visitor’s Center!

For those of you that didn’t make it in time to reserve a Butterflies magnolia last spring, here’s your chance! We offered this beautiful magnolia for our member program, Garden Connections, and we sold out almost immediately. If you have ever seen the magnolias in bloom at Bernheim, you know why. This deciduous magnolia blooms […]

March Plant of the Month at the Visitor’s Center!

Allegheny serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis):  I have featured this small tree before in other Bernheim programs, but couldn’t pass up featuring it as the pick of the month for March! Nothing compares to a serviceberry to welcome in the first signs of spring. Serviceberries usually send out dainty white flowers in April, though some years it […]

Sowing Seed

There are few things in life more exciting to a gardener than sowing seed. Each year we wait, rather impatiently, for the right time to start growing for the upcoming year’s garden. With the coming of Bernheim’s Edible Garden, the anticipation has been even more heightened. The day the seed packets come in the mail […]