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Construction on Lake Nevin spillway has begun
As you enter Bernheim's main entrance, you may notice some construction happening on the right. On October 22, we began state-mandated work on our Lake Nevin dam and spillway. What are we building? In compliance with state regulations, this spillway will be a high-hazard dam, and will be able to … Read More »
Bernheim Arboretum Battles for Conservation Over Growth in Pipeline Feud
Source: WFPL, By Ryan Van Velzer A green darner dragonfly buzzes over the waters emanating from the base of the knobs in the Cedar Grove wildlife corridor. Above the spring, a millipede trudges over a mossy log teeming with mushrooms. A few feet away, in the loamy soil of the hillside, … Read More »
Big Forests Need Big Heroes (Like You)
DONATE TODAY to the Big Forests Need Big Heroes Campaign. Every year in Kentucky, we lose 50,000 acres of land to development. It is estimated that there are over 3 million trees throughout Bernheim’s 15,625 acres, all of which are protected from development. These trees act as powerful lungs … Read More »
We want to learn about your Playcosystem experience!
Take the Survey >> Hello. My name is Bri Marr. I am a student with Spalding University. I am joining Bernheim to do a study on the play experiences of children at Bernheim's natural playground compared to their experiences at other typical playgrounds. I am collecting data for this … Read More »
Enjoy the New Spring Menu at Isaac’s
With the changing seasons always comes a changing selection of fresh and delicious items at Isaac's Café, located inside the Visitor Center. Enjoy the return of the visitor favorite Nutty Bird or try something new like the curry chicken salad or the vegetarian cucumber dill chickpea salad. Eat … Read More »
Bernheim Earns the Highest Level of ArbNet Certification
Bernheim Arboretum is pleased to announce that we have successfully renewed our ArbNet Level IV accreditation. ArbNet is an interactive, collaborative, international community of arboreta. ArbNet facilitates the sharing of knowledge, experience, and other resources to help arboreta meet their … Read More »
Invest in the environment…and connect with nature. Bernheim members receive our beautiful, full-color newsletter the forest echo at their home quarterly and our monthly e-Newsletter. Members also receive a 10% discount at these nurseries.