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Bernheim Adds 162 Acres of Land

Today, Bernheim officially announced that 162 additional acres of land are under our protection for conservation. The announcement came at a special celebration with the family of the late Raymond Thurman, the long-time Bullitt County farmer and businessman, along with over 100 community members including Bernheim donors, trustees and local community leaders. Much like our founder, […]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

Recently, I discovered bird droppings on a Pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) in my backyard.  Upon closer inspection it turns out, they were young caterpillars of one of my favorites, Zebra Swallowtail butterflies.  I was only momentarily torn between our native Pawpaw tree, which is the only temperate representative of an otherwise tropical plant family, and […]

1,416 Tree Huggers Help Bernheim Set New World Record

Saturday, June 4 was one for the record books! 1,416 tree huggers turned out for the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge. That means we now hold the world record for the most people hugging trees at the same time in the same place. We’re submitting the results to Guinness, who will soon make it official, […]

Bernheim Welcomes New COO, Scott Turner

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is thrilled to welcome Scott Turner as the new Chief Operating Officer. Scott will oversee ongoing business strategy, operations, and execution. Turner joins Bernheim from Land Between the Lakes where he previously served as Business Performance Manager. Scott’s expertise will deepen the talent of our Senior Management Team and we know that his addition […]

CONNECT Cancellation

Mother Nature lit up the night sky with lightening and provided a thunderous musical performance last Saturday evening, August 23, 2014. This was not the lineup we had scheduled for CONNECT at Bernheim. This, coupled with the heavy rain created unsafe conditions that forced the cancellation of CONNECT. If you journeyed to Bernheim for this […]

Fall is the Time for Fabulous Tress

Bernheim is known for its extraordinary trees. Some of our trees are natural, predating the founding of Bernheim in 1929; most were planted shortly after, recreating a beautiful forest from worn-out farmland. Some arboretum trees were planted during the early work of the Frederick Law Olmsted design firm in the 30s, while others were selected […]