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Become a Bernheim Member now!

Invest in the environment…and connect with nature. Click to join or call (502) 955-8512 and ask for the membership department. All Bernheim memberships are fully tax-deductible.

Your Bernheim Membership makes a difference by …

  • Planting new trees at Bernheim…your children and grandchildren will play under these trees for years to come
  • Protecting trees, which could become endangered
  • Over 4,000 children experiencing nature at Bernheim through field trips—learning about tree types, water and why it is important, and having fun outdoors
  • Providing a free opportunity on ECO-Kids Saturdays for more than 2,500 youngsters to learn about animal paw prints, frogs, wildlife habitat, tree species and much more
  • Removing invasive species in the arboretum, and the research forest, allowing plants native to this area to thrive in a healthy habitat.
  • Maintaining 40 miles of hiking trails to provide recreation, and beauty of nature for people of all ages
  • Research in the forest, including: water quality studies, golden eagle migration, and quail reintroductions
  • Extending the Hike Bike Trail (starts across Hwy 245, at Jim Beam Distillery)
Family fun on a Bernheim trail

Family fun on a Bernheim trail

Join at one of the levels below . . .

Household, $50 to $119
Orchid, $120 to $249

For Membership information, email membership@bernheim.org or call (502) 955-8512. Thank you! All Bernheim members receive our beautiful, full-color newsletter the forest echo at their home quarterly and our monthly e-Newsletter.

Or Join Bernheim’s Giving Circles!

Pawpaw, $250 to $499
Redbud, $450 to $999
Flowering Dogwood, $1,000 to $2,499
Sugar Maple, $2,500 to $4,999
Tulip Poplar, $5,000 to $9,999
White Oak, $10,000 to $24,999
American Elm, $25,000 +

Become engaged and make an investment in Bernheim by providing essential funding for award winning programming, stewardship, research and much more. All Giving Circles include full membership perks, additional benefits and invitations to unique  one-of-a-kind Bernheim experiences! Join the fun and become a member of Bernheim’s Giving Circles today! Contact Cadell Walker, Director of Development at (502)955-8512, ext. 254 or cadell.walker@bernheim.org

Membership Benefits Blossom in Your Garden

Bernheim members receive a 10% discount at these nurseries; just show your Bernheim membership card.

Reciprocal Gardens Program

Going out of town? Look for gardens at your destination and see how it pays to be a Bernheim Member!

Gift Memberships

Looking for a birthday or anniversary gift? Any Bernheim Membership level can be given as a gift. Just check the box, “Is this a gift membership?” box during checkout. Please place your order by December 16 if you want your gift membership to be received by Christmas. 

 

$50 – $119 | Household

  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for two people to Bernheim class or program ($30 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$120 – $249 | Orchid

  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$250 – $499  |  Pawpaw

  • Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books about I. W. Bernheim’s life.
  • Receive American Horticultural Society’s “Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide.”
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$500 – $999  |  Redbud

  • VIP tour of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for 4 people
  • Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books about I. W. Bernheim’s life.
  • Receive American Horticultural Society’s “Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide.”
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$1,000 – $2,499  |  Flowering Dogwood

  • Special invitation to State of the Forest presentation and discussion with Dr. Mark Wourms and special guests.
  • VIP tour of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for 4 people
  • Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books about I. W. Bernheim’s life.
  • Receive American Horticultural Society’s “Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide.”
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$2,500 – $4,999  |  Sugar Maple

  • Special invitation to Bernheim’s exclusive Artist and Writer in Residence events
  • Special invitation to State of the Forest presentation and discussion with Dr. Mark Wourms and special guests.
  • VIP tour of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for 4 people
  • Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books about I. W. Bernheim’s life.
  • Receive American Horticultural Society’s “Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide.”
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$5,000 – $9,999  |  Tulip Poplar

  • A private lunch for six people, catered by Isaac’s Café, and accommodations in the Sassafras Room in Bernheim’s LEED™ Platinum certified Visitor Center.
  • Special invitation to Bernheim’s exclusive Artist and Writer in Residence events
  • Special invitation to State of the Forest presentation and discussion with Dr. Mark Wourms and special guests.
  • VIP tour of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for 4 people
  • Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books about I. W. Bernheim’s life.
  • Receive American Horticultural Society’s “Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide.”
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$10,000 – $24,999  |  White Oak

  • An overnight stay in Bernheim Forest at our historic Lodge (sleeps 4)
  • A private lunch for six people, catered by Isaac’s Café, and accommodations in the Sassafras Room in Bernheim’s LEED™ Platinum certified Visitor Center.
  • Special invitation to Bernheim’s exclusive Artist and Writer in Residence events
  • Special invitation to State of the Forest presentation and discussion with Dr. Mark Wourms and special guests.
  • VIP tour of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for 4 people
  • Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books about I. W. Bernheim’s life.
  • Receive American Horticultural Society’s “Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide.”
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible

 

$25,000 +  |  American Elm

  • A weekend stay in Bernheim Forest at our historic Lake House (sleeps 8)
  • An overnight stay in Bernheim Forest at our historic Lodge (sleeps 4)
  • A private lunch for six people, catered by Isaac’s Café, and accommodations in the Sassafras Room in Bernheim’s LEED™ Platinum certified Visitor Center.
  • Special invitation to Bernheim’s exclusive Artist and Writer in Residence events
  • Special invitation to State of the Forest presentation and discussion with Dr. Mark Wourms and special guests.
  • VIP tour of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for 4 people
  • Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books about I. W. Bernheim’s life.
  • Receive American Horticultural Society’s “Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide.”
  • FREE admission daily, includes two vehicle decals
  • FREE admission for you and one guest to Bernheim class ($20 value)
  • Five (5) free passes to give to friends or family ($25 value)
  • 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your two membership cards.
  • 10% discount at these regional nurseries
  • Reduced rate for all Bernheim classes and programs
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 300 other gardens throughout the U.S. Click here for a list of gardens.
  • Member’s only discounts at Spring and Fall Plant Sales
  • Membership is fully tax-deductible