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Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Woodland Ornaments

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Walks in the woods can be gifts that keep on giving.  I often find clues in one season that help me make discoveries in another. For instance, just a few months ago I came across this low growing vine with heart shaped leaves, most of which were arranged in several whorls of three around the plant's stem. The small greenish yellow flowers were not … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Season’s Greetings

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Regardless of the season, Christmas ferns (Polystichum arotichoides) are a gift of green. Aptly named with their stocking shaped pinnae (leaf like structures) that make up each frond. Christmas ferns brighten the forest floor with their perennial splash of color. Although visible at Bernheim year round, these ferns are particularly noticeable … [Read more]

Gifts of the Winter Garden

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It was December 11th and I was walking back to Isaac’s Café from the Edible Garden with a basket full of green and purple cabbage, butter lettuce, kale, carrots and several varieties of fresh herbs including parsley, sage and fragrant cilantro. The wheels were turning as I was imagining just what I could make with this bounty. I thought to myself, … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Imaginings

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There's something about the starkness of the winter landscape -- the muted colors, the openness of the forest, the negative spaces created by the bare branches of trees that sets my imagination on a whirling dance. Maybe it's because I'm a lover of greenness, and the lack of it makes my mind play games with me. Or perhaps it's my eyes playing games … [Read more]

Gift Ideas at Bernheim Gift Shop

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Instead of working your way through thousands of people at the mall, do some holiday shopping at Bernheim's Gift Shop, inside the Visitor Center, and enjoy thousands of trees. Have a healthy meal outside of a food court at Isaac's Cafe, and find all your unique gifts for everyone on your list. We have gifts for everyone, from the kids to the … [Read more]

Celebrate the Giving Season at Bernheim

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ‘Tis the season for family, friends, merriment, and giving. Whether you are contemplating the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life or you are considering your year-end giving, Bernheim has you covered for both. Membership to Bernheim is the perfect gift for that nature lover in your life. … [Read more]