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Garden Activities

From beekeeping to yoga in the gardens, there's an activity for everyone at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center! 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! 

 

Self-Guided Tours

 

Garden LiteratureMeet the Veg Gardener MR (Winger) (15)

Visit the Welcome Center to pick up a Garden Map and other information to begin your self-guided tour. Learn about the plants, wildlife, ecology, art, and history of Hudson Gardens at your own pace. 

 

Birding in The Gardens

Explore our thriving bird habitat with an easy-to-use field guide and a pair of high-focus binoculars, available for check out at the Welcome Center. A $10 refundable deposit and ID are required to borrow the field guide and binoculars.

 

 

 

Family Activities

 

Family Explorer Packsfamily pond

Family Explorer Packs contain a variety of hands-on materials such as binoculars, field guides, clue cards, and games that help you discover the plants and wildlife of Hudson Gardens! Family Explorer Packs are available to rent for $5 in the Welcome Center and offer interactive fun for up to five children. 


Seasonal Nature Hunts

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt! Stop by the Welcome Center to borrow a Seasonal Nature Hunt and discover the sights, sounds, and scents of Hudson Gardens. Nature Hunts can be borrowed free of charge. 

 

Garden Railroad

The Garden Railroad is a popular attraction for train enthusiasts of all ages! The Garden Railroad features over 700 feet of “G” gauge railroad brass track, trestles, bridges, waterfalls, and a variety of plantings matching the scale of the miniature trains. Higher and lower loops allow two trains to run simultaneously--a diesel engine and a steam engine. The Garden Railroad runs in the spring and summer months, and during A Hudson Christmas

 

 

 

 

Garden Railroad 

 

The Garden Railroad will be on display during A Hudson Christmas.  After the Holiday Light Show, it will be dormant until our spring hours are in effect.

Over forty tons of rock was used to create this condensed Colorado landscape. A great diversity of plants, from dwarf conifer to rock garden miniatures “create” the garden. The water is recycled to the lower pond and up over the two waterfalls. The Garden Railroad is a popular attraction for Garden Railroad enthusiasts of all ages!

Constructed in the spring of 2000, the Garden Railroad features over 700 feet of “G” gauge railroad brass track, trestles, bridges, waterfalls, and a variety of plantings matching the scale of the miniature trains. Higher and lower loops allow two trains to run simultaneously--a diesel engine and a steam engine. A third rail runs a trolley on a short line. In 2011, Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy the Small Engine, and cars Annie™, Clarabelle™, Troublesome 1™ and Troublesome 2™ were added to our collection and run regularly.

 

 

Garden Railroad 

 

The Garden Railroad will be on display during A Hudson Christmas.  After the Holiday Light Show, it will be dormant until our spring hours are in effect.

Over forty tons of rock was used to create this condensed Colorado landscape. A great diversity of plants, from dwarf conifer to rock garden miniatures “create” the garden. The water is recycled to the lower pond and up over the two waterfalls. The Garden Railroad is a popular attraction for Garden Railroad enthusiasts of all ages!

Constructed in the spring of 2000, the Garden Railroad features over 700 feet of “G” gauge railroad brass track, trestles, bridges, waterfalls, and a variety of plantings matching the scale of the miniature trains. Higher and lower loops allow two trains to run simultaneously--a diesel engine and a steam engine. A third rail runs a trolley on a short line. In 2011, Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy the Small Engine, and cars Annie™, Clarabelle™, Troublesome 1™ and Troublesome 2™ were added to our collection and run regularly.