Bernheim Arboretum’s Giant Troll family – Mama Loumari and her kids Little Elina and Little Nis – continues to bask in their new home at Bernheim Forest, welcoming visits from neighbors in Bullitt County, Kentucky and from all over the country. They love the attention they get by not only being whimsical and fun to play around, but also from the unique statement their creator, Danish artist Thomas Dambo, makes about sustainability and respect for our environment.  

The Giant Troll family has been getting to know their fellow forest friends as well, especially the many bugs and insects that live alongside them in the forest, and they are looking forward to celebrating their tiny friends at Bernheim Arboretum during BugFest on September 28.

This annual celebration is a Bullitt County festival favorite and a fun-filled day where your family will learn all about the many insect creatures that inhabit the forest. Plan your best bug costume and join in the Bug Parade, go on an Insect Safari, and for the really, really brave, Eat-A-Bug…ugh!

New at this year’s BugFest is the Butterfly Dome, where you can very gently interact with butterflies while you study their habitats.

Be sure to visit our annual plant sale, a great time to select trees and shrubs – many from Bernheim’s collections – for your fall planting.

Fall is perfect for visiting Bullitt County for a getaway. Be sure to make Bernheim Arboretum a stop as you visit the many Bullitt County historical sites. Check out the Shepherdsville hotels just south of Louisville on I65 for nearby places to stay.