Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

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United States of America - Kentucky - Clermont

Institution Code: BERNH

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

About the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Bernheim's Mission

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest connects people and nature by:

Providing ample opportunities for quiet, personal experiences with the outdoors,

Fostering curiosity and the love of learning with imaginative, inter-disciplinary, outdoor-oriented horticultural and natural history programs and exhibits, as well as nature-inspired art and cultural activities, and by

Increasing understanding of the natural world through progressive, inter-disciplinary research in horticulture, natural areas management, and habitat restoration.

The goal in all of Bernheim’s activities is to help realize its mission of strengthening the bond between people and nature by finding new ways to connect nature with people’s everyday lives. We believe that if people recognize and benefit from the many values found in nature, quality of life will be improved, and thus they will be motivated to protect the natural world for both its practical and its intrinsic value.

Main Address:
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
P.O. Box 130
Kentucky 40110-0130 United States of America

Telephone: (502) 955-8512
Fax: (502) 955-4039
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mark Wourms, Ph.D., CEO
    Curator's Name: Andrew Berry, Forest Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1929
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 37.9239900
    Longitude: -85.6702900
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes