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Become a Bernheim Member now!

Invest in the environment…and connect with nature. Click to join or call (502) 955-8512 and ask for Gaye Franke. All Bernheim memberships are fully tax-deductible.

Your Bernheim Membership makes a difference by …

  • Planting new trees at Bernheim…your children and grandchildren will play under these trees for years to come
  • Protecting trees, which could become endangered
  • Over 4,000 children experiencing nature at Bernheim through field trips—learning about tree types, water and why it is important, and having fun outdoors
  • Providing a free opportunity on ECO-Kids Saturdays for more than 2,500 youngsters to learn about animal paw prints, frogs, wildlife habitat, tree species and much more
  • Removing invasive species in the arboretum, and the research forest, allowing plants native to this area to thrive in a healthy habitat.
  • Maintaining 40 miles of hiking trails to provide recreation, and beauty of nature for people of all ages
  • Research in the forest, including: water quality studies, golden eagle migration, and quail reintroductions
  •  Extending the Hike Bike Trail (starts across Hwy 245, at Jim Beam Distillery)
Family fun on a Bernheim trail

Family fun on a Bernheim trail

Join at one of the levels below

$35 | Individual
$50 | Family/Couple
$120 | Orchid
$250 | Columbine Club
$500 | Holly Patron
$1,000 | Tulip Tree Council
$2,500 | Oak Society
$5,000 | Director’s Circle

For Membership information, email Ms. Gaye Franke or call (502) 955-8512, ext. 236. Thank you! All Bernheim members receive our beautiful, full-color newsletter the forest echo at their home quarterly and our monthly e-Newsletter.

Membership Benefits Blossom in Your Garden

Bernheim members receive a 10% discount at these nurseries; just show your Bernheim membership card.

Reciprocal Gardens Program

Going out of town? Look for gardens at your destination and see how it pays to be a Bernheim Member!

Gift Memberships

Looking for a birthday or anniversary gift? Any Bernheim Membership level can be given as a gift. Just check the box, “Is this a gift membership?” box during checkout. Please place your order by December 18 if you want your gift membership to be received by Christmas. 

$35 | Individual

  • FREE admission daily (one vehicle decal)
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

$50 | Family/Couple

  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for two people to Bernheim class or program ($30 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of these gardens https://americanhort.ahs.org/RAPListing
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

$120 | Orchid

  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of these gardens. https://americanhort.ahs.org/RAPListing
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible
Youngsters exploring Bernheim

Youngsters exploring Bernheim

$250 | Columbine Club

  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Ten (10) free passes to give to friends or family ($50 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of these gardens. https://americanhort.ahs.org/RAPListing
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

$500 | Holly Patron

  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Gift of a Bernheim Family Membership for you to give a friend ($50 value)
  • Fifteen (15) free passes to give to friends or family ($75 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of these gardens. https://americanhort.ahs.org/RAPListing
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible
Hiking at Bernheim during the fall season

Hiking at Bernheim during the fall seasonWeekend stay for you and 6 guests at Bernheim’s Lake House

$1,000 | Tulip Tree Council

  • One-night stay at Bernheim’s Lodge
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour for 4 people with the Executive Director (priceless!)
  • Lunch for 4 people at Bernheim’s Isaac’s Café (up to $40 value)
  • Gift of a Bernheim Family Membership for you to give a friend ($50 value)
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Fifteen (15) free passes to give to friends or family ($75 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of these gardens. https://americanhort.ahs.org/RAPListing
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

$2,500 | Oak Society

  • One-night stay for you and 6 guests at Bernheim’s Lake House
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour for 6 people with the Executive Director (priceless!)
  • Lunch for 6 people at Bernheim’s Isaac’s Café (up to $60 value)
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Gift of a Bernheim Family Membership for you to give a friend ($50 value)
  • Fifteen (15) free passes to give to friends or family ($50 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 200 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of these gardens. https://americanhort.ahs.org/RAPListing
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible
Spring at Bernheim with Dogwoods in bloom

Spring at Bernheim with Dogwoods in bloom

$5,000 | Director’s Circle

  • Weekend stay for you and 6 guests at Bernheim’s Lake House
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour for you and 6 guests with the Executive Director (priceless!)
  • Lunch for 6 people at Bernheim’s Isaac’s Café (up to $60 value)
  • Gift of a Bernheim Family Membership for you to give a friend ($50 value)
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Fifteen (15) free passes to give to friends or family ($50 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of these gardens. https://americanhort.ahs.org/RAPListing
  • Members-only opening hour for Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible