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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]

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 entrance. What a nice coincidence that the first bloom … [Read more]

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 set up at one of … [Read more]

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Dave and Meiling working 3-11-14

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 17. Organic … [Read more]