The Bonnycastle Homestead Association is starting a new fiscal year, and that means joining or renewing your membership!
This year we have a Membership Challenge: all memberships and donations will be matched, up to $3000! What an easy way to support Bonnycastle Homestead Association and its programs.
Our association celebrates and strengthens the Bonnycastle neighborhood through a variety of initiatives that build community and connection. The BHA hosts regular social events, and spearheads initiatives to promote sustainability, beauty, safety and service. The BHA also represents neighborhood initiatives and needs to local government and on the District 8 Advisory Council. It is a point of connection for neighbors, providing information on all of the above. Board meetings are held monthly and are open to all residents. Your membership plays a key role in supporting our community-building initiatives.
Why should you or your business become a member?
- Support your neighborhood volunteers
- Access to online directory and archived newsletters
- Tree Discounts and free tree planting and/or lessons
- Be the first to know about neighborhood events
- Free or discounted entry to events
Need to check your membership status? Click the "Membership" tab above, then "My Account" to see if your membership is active/paid.
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Bonnycastle Homestead Association Board Meetings
At the February 10 Annual Meeting, new board members--a.k.a.trustees--were elected. Welcome back Debra Harlan and welcome to Steve Bush,Jeff Gray and Matthew Riggle. Don Snow rotated off the board, and he was thanked for his many contributions to the association. Past President and Current Tree Chair Alison Cromer was honored with a Louisville Stoneware plaque for her work that has led to 500 trees being planted in the Bonnycastle neighborhood.
BHA meets The Second Tuesday of the Month at The Commodore 2140 Bonnycastle Avenue
Open to all.
You can join the meeting virtually through this Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86365797166
Meeting ID: 863 6579 7166 Passcode: 962507
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Is your home over 100 years old? The cast bronze plaques commemorate the deep history of our neighborhood, and proudly display your home's contribution to Bonnycastle's architectural heritage.
If your house is turning 100 in the coming year, you'll want to get one! The first orders will receive plaques quickly, and later orders will be created by a local foundry later in the year.
Enhance BHA’s Canopy by Sponsoring a Tree!
BHA partnered with the city in early 2023 to plant 90 trees in the easements along our streets. In accordance with the city’s guidelines, tree species were selected for best long-term success with smaller, understory trees planted under electrical lines and larger, canopy trees planted where they have room to spread out.
Although the city donated the trees, each retailing for $400+, BHA covered the cost of getting them planted. Despite generous donations from BHA residents we are still a bit short. In addition, some of the trees didn’t make it through the winter and need to be replaced this fall.
Please give some thought to the impact 90 trees will have on our streets over the coming decades and consider making a donation below.
$150 - Tree Hero
$100 - Canopy Champion
$50 - Arbor Advocate
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District 8 Advisory Council Meetings
The last Monday of each month, the District 8 Advisory Council meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Highland-Shelby Park Library.
The Advisory Council consists all of the neighborhood associations, as well as representatives of constituent groups like Highlands Community Ministries, the Library, Bellarmine, and Highlands Commerce Guild. The Advisory Council works closely with our District 8 Metro Council member on matters of particular importance to all District 8 residents and businesses.
These meetings are open to all.
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Buy a Bonnycastle T-Shirt!
In an effort to support our neighborhood businesses, we have made licensing arrangements to allow Dirty Tease to print and sell clothing with our official BHA logo. (At this time, Dirty Tease is the only person that BHA has authorized and licensed to print or sell any item with our BHA logo.) You can buy unisex short-sleeved T-shirts through this link: https://www.dirtytease.net/t-shirts/bonnycastle — simply click on the design, and select color and size. Before checking out, be sure to select the option “Pickup” if you want to avoid shipping costs. Women’s fitted T-shirts, children’s sizes, hoodies, and additional clothing options are available in the store. You can even try them on first! Or bring your own solid T-shirt to be printed on. Dirty Tease is located at 1551 Bardstown Road, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
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Sign up for the BHA newsletter
If you live in the Bonnycastle neighborhood, be sure to subscribe to our communications. If you don't already have a BHA account, you will need to create one, or simply email us and let us know that you wish to receive our communications. There is no charge to create an account. Only paid members will be able to take advantage of member-only features such as newsletter archive, online directory, and discounted trees.
The Best Neighborhood In Louisville
The best neighborhood in Louisville? Our neighbors think so, and work hard to make Bonnycastle wonderful.
Bonnycastle Homestead is one of the neighborhoods comprising Louisville's Highlands area. Our borders extend from Bardstown Road to Cherokee Park, and from Eastern Parkway to Speed Avenue.
The neighborhood contains homes of varied sizes and styles, and is interspersed with multi-family buildings. Most structures were constructed from the 1890's through the 1920s. While the area experienced some decline in the 1950's and 1960's, dedicated community members helped restore vitality in subsequent decades. Today, the neighborhood is strong, and neighbors take pride in the community we maintain together. Residents and visitors enjoy tree-shaded streets, historic architecture, cultural offerings of the greater Highlands area, proximity of Cherokee Park, and the community of friendly neighbors.