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Four Seasons of Wild Edibles

Join Wren Smith, award-winning Interpretive Programs Manager, for an opportunity to investigate four seasons of wild edible plants. The workshop includes an indoor presentation, a foraging expedition, recipes and a few samples from each season. Wren is a wild food enthusiast with over 30 years of leading workshops and hikes on this subject. Registration and […]

Visitor Center Grand Re-Opening

Join us for the grand re-opening of the Bernheim Visitor Center.  See our new gift shop design filled with great merchandise.  Dine in the newly expanded Isaac’s Cafe and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this marvelous building’s LEED certification.  Children’s activities, music, great food and more await you! FREE event; $5 per card weekend environmental fee […]

BloomFest & Spring Plant Sale

Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring will also include local artisans, food vendors, musical entertainment, and tons of great activities for children including arts, crafts, garden faerie house construction and naturalist-led discovery stations. The day also includes the annual Spring Plant Sale.  The annual Spring Plant Sale features Bernheim Select™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s […]

Exploring the Health Benefits of Plant Based Eating

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – HIPPOCRATES (460-377 B.C.) Join Visitor Services Assistant Manager, Kathy Hart, a Certified Food for Life Cooking Instructor, to learn why and how to cook plant-based meals to improve your health as well as the health of the planet. Hart will give cooking demonstrations using the […]

CONNECT at Bernheim

Now in its eighth year, CONNECT at Bernheim again will challenge minds and delight the senses.The night includes live musical performances, a light sculpture competition, and hands-on experiences for adults and families, including making art, drum circle participation, hacker creations and participatory science. Artists will set up around Lake Nevin with funky, fun and spontaneous art displays and […]

Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Garden Harvest Feast

The slow food movement and the desire to know where our food is coming from has revived interest in growing and harvesting vegetables and fruits from our own gardens. Join local Brown-Forman Executive Chef Mark Williams, and Bernheim horticulturist Casey Hammett, in an unforgettably entertaining morning as they demonstrate how to create delectable dishes from […]

Tree-Eats Along the Trail

Join Wren Smith, Bernheim Interpretive Programs Manager for an engaging forest foray. Although we will focus on trees that provide food and beverages for humans, we will also explore lesser known uses of trees in our area. Dress for the outdoors. Bernheim Members $10; Non-members $12 $5 per car weekend environmental fee for Non-Members applies.


Bernheim’s annual ColorFest has affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with great food, Kentucky crafts and more.  Enjoy the crisp fall beauty and great nature-related activities for kids, refreshments, music and fun for all.  You will find enlightening and entertaining hands-on nature activities, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and […]