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Make Your Own Wreath

Make and take home your very own Bernheim wreath on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Bernheim’s Smart Gardens and Landscapes: Holiday Wreath Making with Nature from 10 a.m. – Noon. Learn how to use the bounty of the season to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more. All materials will be collected from Bernheim, and supplies […]

We Are All a Part of the Big Picture: Isaac’s Café Specials, November 14-18

Like many of you, I wonder if anything I do has an impact on the “big picture”.  While pondering such questions this past week, I remembered something that my biology teacher, Mr. Carr, said about his doctoral paper and drawings he had to do of spiders.  He told us that he could not draw a […]

The Hidden Beauty of the Sassafras

Sassafras is a beautiful tree that is often overlooked in the forest. With winter quickly approaching, colors begin to fade within the forest. Sassafras offers beautiful green twigs, red furrowed bark, and large flower buds. It also grows in unique ways from tall and straight to many branching trunks.  When you go hiking along many […]

What do we mean when we say “invasive species?”

Next week, while the Natural Areas are closed for wildlife management, the Bernheim staff will be in the arboretum removing many invasive species from the woodlots. Invasive species are not native to our area and are harmful to the ecosystem. They can form thick monocultures (areas that grow a single species) and can push out other […]

Invasive Trees Removed from the Arboretum

As we research our tree collections, we are continually discovering which species perform best in our region.  We also have the opportunity to identify those which have become problematic in our area.  If you’ve visited recently, you may have noticed several trees missing from plantings directly opposite the Sun and Shade Trail.  Bernheim is currently working to replace […]

Honoring Our Roots This Week & Isaac’s Café Specials, November 7-11

Join us this Saturday for our 2nd annual Honoring our Roots in the Land daffodil planting celebration! Come nourish yourself with a bowl of root soup and hot cider. We will share our hopes and dreams for the coming year by planting a daffodil. Like the daffodil bulb, we need to use the cold months of […]

Hundreds of Acres Still Available to Explore During Wildlife Management at Bernheim

All visitors are reminded that from November 12-20, 2016 selected Bernheim trails will be closed for wildlife management, including all trails on Forest Hill Drive and the Millennium Trail.  There are still hundreds of acres for people to hike, bike and have fun outside during this eight day period.   We’d especially recommend enjoying our prized Holly collection, one […]

To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow: Isaac’s Café Specials, October 31-November 4

The late Audrey Hepburn once said, “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” This thought came to mind as I led a tour of the Edible Garden this past Friday evening.  I love talking about what’s planted and what the garden has in store for us in the coming months.  Many were amazed […]