The Hudson Gardens and Event Center Located Near Denver, Colorado, in the City of Littleton

Hudson Gardens Colorado

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Birding in the Gardens: Winter Duck Walk
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8-11 AM

Walk with us on the wild side! Join Tom Bush, an Audubon Master Birder and owner of Front Range Birding Company, to discover the amazing diversity of ducks that winter in and around Hudson Gardens. This tour will include stops along the South Platte River to discover other avian species that frequent the rich river corridor. From diving ducks to dabbling ducks, you’ll come away amazed with the local wildlife and will also pick up basic birding techniques, identification tips, and so much more! Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.
 

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Native Landscape Design
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6-8 PM

Landscaping with native plants is an excellent way to conserve water, decrease maintenance, and create a healthy, adapted, and diverse habitat around your Colorado home. Join Jim Tolstrup, Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center and State Outreach Chair for the Colorado Native Plant Society, as he shares his extensive experience designing with native plants in Colorado. You’ll explore site design and garden planning step by step as you learn how to identify zones in your landscape based on hydrology, soil type, and existing plants. Lastly, you’ll come away with a better understanding of the environmental benefits of utilizing native plants.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Birding in the Gardens: March Bird Walk
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Introduction to Rose Growing in Colorado
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10AM-12PM

For over three thousand years roses have been called the Queen of Flowers for their beautiful form, color, and fragrance. They also happen to grow great in Colorado! In this course designed for the beginner, Mary Kirby, rose growing expert from the Denver Rose Society, will share the secrets to successfully growing roses in our Colorado climate. This class will uncover which rose types grow best in our area, how and when to plant, and how to care for your roses through the season. Last, but certainly not least, you’ll have an opportunity to tour the Hudson Gardens Rose Garden, home to over 80 different varieties of roses.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Birding in the Gardens: April Bird Walk
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Spring is in the air, and there’s much more to see at The Hudson Gardens than just the bursting blooms! Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

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Easy Rose Pruning and Care through the Season
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10AM-12PM

Good pruning helps to improve the health of your roses and can be a fun, creative, and most importantly, simple, process. Let Tammy Jansen, President and rose growing expert from the Denver Rose Society, transform pruning from mystery to practicality. You’ll learn the when, how, and why of pruning different types of roses, including climbers. You will then venture out to Hudson Gardens’ Rose Garden for a step-by-step demonstration of pruning and the opportunity to practice what you have learned on one of Hudson Gardens’ 200 rose plants. Please bring gloves and pruning shears if you have them and dress for the outdoors.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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A to Z Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10 AM – 12 PM

Very few things in life are more satisfying than growing your own food. A backyard vegetable garden can help you eat healthier, save on grocery bills, and even bring a family closer. Join Shari Leigh, Colorado Master Gardener, as she shares her lifelong love and knowledge of vegetable gardening. This class will prepare you to begin growing vegetables at home or help you improve an existing bed by giving you the keys to vegetable gardening from A to Z – topics such as site and plant selection, bed preparation, irrigation, pest control, and harvesting will all be covered. This session will include ample time for questions and is designed for beginner and lightly experienced gardeners.

Class will meet at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Birding in the Gardens: May Bird Walk
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Birding in the Gardens: June Bird Walk
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Raptors of the Rockies
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10 AM - 11 AM

Join us for this interactive demonstration featuring birds of prey of the Rocky Mountain region! Wild Wings Environmental Education will lead this engaging presentation on the tools and adaptations that different raptors use to be successful in the wild. You’ll see live raptors that are found in Colorado—including a hawk, an owl, and a falcon—and will come away with a new perspective on the important roles of these amazing birds in the environment. All ages are invited to this family-friendly event.

This demonstration will be held in the Concert Amphitheater. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.

Admission: $6/non-member, $5/member; ages four and up (children ages three and under free). Walk-up admission only. Gates open at 9 AM.

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Birding in the Gardens: July Bird Walk
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Canning 101
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6 - 8 PM

Learn all about the how and why of canning food at home. The workshop focuses on canning safety, types of equipment, and proper canning methods for both boiling water baths and pressure canners. Led by Sheila Gains, an expert on food safety and quality from the Colorado State University Extension Office, this course is geared towards beginners as well as those needing a review. Price includes a dial gauge test (a $10 value), so bring your pressure canner lid or dial gauge if you have one.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $35/member, $37/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Birding in the Gardens: August Bird Walk
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Fall-planted Bulbs
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6-8 PM

Is there anything more exciting than the blooming of spring’s first flowers? Now is the time to prepare for that beautiful spring show! Colorado Master Gardener Nancy Ditman will share her many years of experience planting and growing a variety of fall-planted bulbs. This class will start with a lesson on differentiating between true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots, and rhizomes. You’ll then delve into the details about how and when to begin planting your bulbs, soil and fertilization requirements, and how to care for your flowers after they bloom. This class will also provide plant selection tips based on our local Colorado climate.

Class will meet at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Putting your Rose Garden to Bed
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10AM-12PM

Preparing your roses for winter is the key to growing fabulous flowers in the spring. Peggy Williams, Consulting Rosarian for the American Rose Society, will explain why fall and winter care keeps your roses healthy from year to year. You’ll learn tips on encouraging dormancy, when to water, how to transplant and rearrange rose beds, and how to prepare new rose beds for spring planting. You’ll also receive with a recommended list of roses that do well along the Front Range and higher altitudes. The class will wrap up with a visit to the Hudson Gardens Rose Garden.
Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Birding in the Gardens: September Bird Walk
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Birding in the Gardens: October Bird Walk
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 – 11 AM

Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better understanding of bird ecology, useful tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound, and when and where to find different species. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced bird watcher, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars at Hudson Gardens!

This walk will be held outdoors. Participants will meet in front of the Gift Shop. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a pair of binoculars. No prior birding experience is necessary.

Registration: $8/member, $10/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Beekeeping Courses

The Hudson Gardens offers a comprehensive series on beekeeping classes offered throughout the year, which covers topics such as pollination, honey harvest, and everything in between! If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper, or are already keeping bees but want to deepen your knowledge, our classes are for you! Please visit our Beekeeping Program page for complete course descriptions and registration instructions.

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Meet the Vegetable Gardeners

Join us at Hudson Gardens’ Vegetable Garden to observe Colorado Master Gardenersm Volunteers doing what they do best! The Gardeners will be available June through September to answer your gardening questions and give advice on all your “how-to” questions. There will also be opportunities to observe bed preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, and more from the experts who plan and maintain the Hudson Gardens’ Vegetable Garden each year. These events are free and open to the public. Drop by anytime between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM on the following dates to meet the Vegetable Gardeners!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Community Drum Circle

Join people of all levels of musical expertise to share your rhythmical spirit in an oasis of beauty! Community drum circles are popping up throughout the nation as a fun way to celebrate community and life through recreational music making. No drumming expertise is necessary! All ages and abilities are welcome to attend this family-friendly event. This guided session will include basic and traditional rhythms, guided imagery, and freestyle.

Sessions are located at The Hudson Residence and may be held outdoors; please dress for the weather and bring a chair or blanket for seating.

Sessions are scheduled one evening per month from 6-8 PM. Upcoming dates are as follows:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Registration: $1/person at the door, cash only. Registrations are required, contact 303bob5280@comcast.net. When registering, indicate whether you will need to borrow percussion or if you will be providing your own. Loaned equipment is available on a first-come, first- served basis for a rental fee of $3/person.

 
 
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