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Double the Impact of Your Gift to Bernheim

What a year 2016 turned out to be for Bernheim! In 2016, we had the highest attendance on record with over 250,000 guests visiting the forest and in April, over 1400 people helped us to break the world record for the most people hugging trees at the same time in the same place; Bernheim grew by 333 […]

Hollies for the Holidays

Of the many plants associated with the holiday season, the Holly has perhaps the oldest history of any other decorative evergreen. The use of holly in holiday tradition dates back to the Greeks and Romans, who adorned their homes with wreaths and garland made from holly boughs.  This tradition was thought to predict the outcome of the […]

Bernheim Adds 162 Acres of Land

In case you missed it earlier this month,  162 additional acres of land are officially under Bernheim’s protection for conservation. The announcement came at a special celebration on Thursday, Dec. 8 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, […]

Winter Hours Have Arrived at Bernheim

We are just days away from winter solstice and the holiday season. With these arrivals, our operating hours will vary slightly, including at the Visitor Center and Isaac’s Café. Bernheim will be closed on Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1. The park will be open, but buildings will be closed on Saturday, December 24.  […]

Making the Most of What You’ve Got: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 12-16

I’m a firm believer in using what you have on hand in the kitchen. As a mom on a budget, I often had to get creative and make do with what we had. The same holds true at Isaac’s Café. Because Bernheim is a private not-for-profit organization, I want to always be mindful of being […]

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, […]

Nature’s Notebook: Bernheim’s Links to the Iron Industry

The land on which Bernheim is located has a deep and lasting interconnection with the local iron industry of the 19th century.  Iron smelting, like salt production, was a major industry in this area and was a primary factor in its deforestation.  Its legacy continues to be felt throughout the arboretum and forest. The local […]

Remembering What Matters: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 5-9

My family has had a few serious challenges in the past month.  Seeing all of my distant family in the face of an emergency helped me to remember that I’m not alone and that people can really come together when it matters, regardless of how ‘busy’ we think we are.  For the first time in years, […]