Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the book, has received the Gold Award in the 2011 Nautilus Book Competition’s Animal/Nature category. Publisher Butler Books showcased the book and its award at the Book Expo America Conference in New York City in May, 2011.
This 80th anniversary commemorative volume, co-authored by archivist Sharon Receveur and naturalist Tavia Cathcart, is the ﬁrst to tell the remarkable story of Isaac W. Bernheim, the benefactor, and Bernheim, the place – presented alongside 500 breathtaking photographs of the gardens, award-winning Visitor Center, events, programs, and all facets of the forested wild lands.
The story of the man and the land he donated to the people of Kentucky is quintessentially American. It is also the story of the evolution of Bernheim’s quintessentially American. It is also the story of the evolution of Bernheim’s sustainable land-use philosophy that endures as guests connect with nature, become better stewards of the earth, and cultivate new adventures and dreams of their own.