Shaker Village: Walking in the Wildflowers
Alongside experts and naturalists, learn about wildflowers at the Kentucky River Palisades, or discover the intriguing world of bees and their all-important pollination process.
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Program No. 8822RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The fertile prairies of Pleasant Hill are accented by a brilliant display of colorful wildflowers and the hum of one of the most essential creatures on the planet — the honeybee. Depending on the date, delve into the fascinating world of bees or learn about Kentucky’s bright and fragrant wildflowers. Stay in the rustic Shaker Village and explore meadows bursting with Bluebells, Nodding Trillium and Dwarf Larkspurs, or learn from local beekeepers who operate elaborate farms to cultivate sweet, nectarous honey.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Walking up to 4 miles; trails rated easy to moderate; uneven terrain; some stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Share in Shaker meals, take in musical performances and get a first-hand look at Shaker crafts and craftsmanship at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
  • On ‘Wildflower’ dates, discover a wide range of flora on a hike through the Kentucky River Palisades — a geological marvel and a haven for wildflowers.
  • On ‘Honeybee’ dates, learn the fundamentals of beekeeping, taste a variety of rich honey from local farms and study the crucial role bees play in the global ecosystem.
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Merin Roseman
Merin Roseman is Shaker Village’s sustainability specialist and an expert on beekeeping and pollinators, native plants, herbs and homesteading skills. Merin manages the honeybee apiary and coordinates the honey production apiary in the Preserve. She assists the Village in improving energy efficiency and green product procurement.
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