The Victoria Water Lily Pond was constructed in 2012 and designed to house our
collection of Victoria Water Lilies, which are native to the Amazon and grown
and displayed in only a few locations in Colorado. The collection was first
introduced to The Hudson Gardens in 1997.
The Victorias at Hudson
Gardens produce massive leaves with diameters of 3 feet or more. In late
July/early August, the Victoria plant blooms, producing night-blooming flowers
that appear for only 48 hours. During each flower’s bloom cycle, the blossom
changes overnight from female to male. Like all aquatic plants at The Hudson
Gardens, the Victorias are maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers from
the Colorado Water Garden Society.
The Victoria Water Lily Pond measures
25’ in diameter and is surrounded by a sunken brick paver plaza complete with
sitting spots and lighting for night-time viewing. Water quality is maintained
through biological filtration performed by the raised bog situated on the north
side of the Pond.
On the northwestern side of the Victoria Water Lily
Pond is also a newly-planted bed of evergreen trees which serve as a living
privacy screen separating the Pond from the Rose Garden.
about the Victoria Water Lily.