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

Hudson Gardens Colorado

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Owl Photo Shoot at Hudson Gardens
Saturday, October 31, 2015 9 – 11 AM

Who’s watching who?

Owls are beautiful, majestic, and hard to spot. This is your chance to get your lenses up close and personal with five different species of owl at Hudson Gardens. With the brilliant fall colors and diverse natural landscapes of Hudson Gardens as your background, you’ll be able to capture the stunning details of five different owls during this private photo shoot with HawkQuest. Take perched shots of a Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, Western Screech-Owl and one of the largest species of owls – the Eurasian Eagle-Owl. Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to participate in this unique opportunity to capture the mystique and detail of these gorgeous animals. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 50 photographers.

This event is presented in partnership with the Front Range Birding Company.

Registration: $60/Hudson Gardens member or photo permit holder, $65/non-member. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306.




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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Birding in The Gardens: Bird Walks
Walk with us on the wild side! Join an Audubon Master Birder from the 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.

Upcoming dates are as follows:
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8-11 AM
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8-11 AM
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8-11 AM
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8-11 AM
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8-11 AM
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8-11 AM
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8- 11 AM

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 to register.



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Yoga in The Gardens

Enjoy the restorative benefits of a great (and relaxing) work out surrounded by Hudson Gardens’ natural beauty! Designed to help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus, each class will borrow from the instructor’s experience and may incorporate poses from various Yoga styles. Please bring a mat, towel, and water bottle and wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. Participants with all levels of experience are invited to attend.

Classes will be held outdoors at Monet’s Place, weather permitting. Check in at the Welcome Center at least 10 minutes prior to class.

Sessions are scheduled throughout the summer on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 am beginning June 17.

Upcoming sessions:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Registration: $8/member, $10/non-member. Visit or call 303-797-8565 ext. 306 to register. Walk-ins welcome.




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Putting your Rose Garden to Bed
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10AM – 12PM

Preparing your roses for winter is the key to growing fabulous flowers in the spring. A rose growing expert from the Denver 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 a recommended list of roses that do well along the Front Range and higher altitudes. The class will wrap up with a visit to Hudson Gardens’ Rose Garden.

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 to register.


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!

  • Wednesday, June 10

  • Wednesday, June 24

  • Tuesday, July 7

  • Tuesday, July 21

  • Wednesday, August 5

  • Wednesday, August 19

  • Wednesday, September 2

  • Saturday, September 19


Meet the Herb Gardeners

Drop by the Hudson Gardens’ Herb Garden between 9 AM and 11 AM as volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Unit of the Herb Society of America clean up the Herb Garden, transplant annuals and perennials, and demonstrate how to care for a diverse collection of herbs. Representatives from the Herb Society will be available to answer your questions about herb gardening and how to get involved in the Herb Society. These events are free and open to the public.

  • Friday, April 10

  • Saturday, May 30



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 and 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 may be held outdoors during the summer; please dress for the weather. Regular drummers are strongly encouraged to bring their own percussion. Loaned equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sessions are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Upcoming dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Registration: $4/adult, $1/child (12 years old and under). Advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit to register.


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