A visit to Hudson Gardens means walking among hundreds of trees, taking photos of beautiful plants and flowers, finding solitude near stunning water features, and exploring nature at your own pace. Plan a picnic, bring a book, or drop in for a coffee after a walk or ride along the Mary Carter Greenway Trail. During regular business hours, the Welcome Center has maps and other interactive resources to help make your visit to Hudson Gardens a meaningful one.
The Hudson Gardens & Event Center is a picturesque 30 acres of natural beauty offering recreational, educational, entertainment and social event opportunities for visitors of any age or interest. Located minutes from historic downtown Littleton on South Santa Fe Drive, Hudson Gardens is home to towering trees, vibrant flower displays and water gardens, picnic areas, walking trails and abundant wildlife.
This beautifully maintained outdoor space offers FREE Admission every day for picnics, walks, birdwatching and much, much more. The Welcome Center & Gift Shop is open daily year-round - April through October: 9 am to 5 pm & November through March: 10 am to 3 pm.
Start your journey to the Gardens at the Welcome Center! Stop in to get the latest information on what’s happening in the Gardens and pick up a Garden Map or a Family Explore Pack! Also, be sure to check out the wonderful Gift Shop located inside the Welcome Center!
Hudson Gardens is located one-half mile south of Bowles Avenue and three miles north of Interstate C-470 across the street from Arapahoe Community College. Parking is ample and free.
Hudson Gardens is a great place to take stunning photographs year-round. Visit our photography page for more information on personal and professional photography in the Gardens, as well as how to obtain a photography permit.
From our popular Summer Concert Series to A Hudson Christmas and within every activity-packed month in between, there's an event, class or educational opportunity for everyone at Hudson Gardens. Check out the Calendar to help plan your next visit, or just stop by the Welcome Center when you arrive to find out what’s happening!
Download the full garden map to explore some of Hudson Gardens' must-see features, then pick up your own copy in the Welcome Center on your next visit!
Leave no child inside this year! The Hudson Gardens & Event Center welcomes educational and recreational visits from schools, camps, resource centers, recreation centers, home school groups, and other organizations. Field trips visits require advanced reservations and a small fee. Plan a field trip now!
Nature discovery awaits for school groups of all ages. Reserve a spot for next year and get information about programming that brings young people into environmental education in a fun and stimulating way