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The Cheerful Cornelian Cherry

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We welcome spring with the familiar yellow hues of daffodils and forsythia blooming throughout the Arboretum.  In addition to this duo, we'd also like to recognize another great species that shares this same stage early in the season.  Cornelian cherry dogwood or Cornus mas L. is a small tree, 15-20 foot in height, with colorful clusters of … [Read more]

Spring Wildflowers Blooming

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Spring wildflowers are beginning to bloom in Bernheim Forest. Hepatica (pictured), toothworts, anenomes, and bloodroots are all blooming in some locations. Come hike a trail and see what is shaping up to be a spectacular wildflower season over the next month! We'll probably peak sometime in mid-April. … [Read more]

Sunshine and Cool Treats at Bernheim

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The sun is shining and spring has arrived! Bring your bicycle and spend your spring break at Bernheim! Enjoy hiking, exploring, playing in the creeks and Spring Break Adventure discovery stations at the Visitor Center. In need of a cool treat? Our delicious locally made ice cream from The Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen has returned to … [Read more]

Edible Garden Update – Make Your Beds

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On May 13th last year we were still in the process of building the raised beds for the Edible Garden. We didn't get crops planted last year until June and July. We are in better shape this year. Especially after our horticulture volunteers spent most of this morning topping off the beds with new soil. These two pictures help you see the … [Read more]

Benefits of being a Bernheim Member

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There are great perks of being a Bernheim Member!  These include:  free admission for your vehicle on weekends ($5 for non-members); a free pass for two people to a Bernheim Select Program (Full Moon Night Hike, Pollywog Play Parties, and Smart Gardens and Landscapes); and reciprocal benefits at botanical gardens throughout the United … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]