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

Hudson Gardens Colorado

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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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Community Drum Circle Littleton, CO

Yoga in The Gardens
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:30-10:30 AM

Enjoy the restorative benefits of a great (and relaxing) work out surrounded by Hudson Gardens’ natural beauty. Join Brenda Bottini, certified yoga instructor, in a one hour power yoga class, Vinyasa Flow, that will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. 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 Gift Shop at least 10 minutes prior to class.

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

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Honeybee Hive Management

Yoga in The Gardens
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 9:30-10:30 AM

Enjoy the restorative benefits of a great (and relaxing) work out surrounded by Hudson Gardens’ natural beauty. Join Brenda Bottini, certified yoga instructor, in a one hour power yoga class, Vinyasa Flow, that will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. 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 Gift Shop at least 10 minutes prior to class.

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

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Honeybee Hive Management

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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Honeybee Hive Management

Yoga in The Gardens
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Enjoy the restorative benefits of a great (and relaxing) work out surrounded by Hudson Gardens’ natural beauty. Join Brenda Bottini, certified yoga instructor, in a one hour power yoga class, Vinyasa Flow, that will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. 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 Gift Shop at least 10 minutes prior to class.

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

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Hive startup: Installing Nucleus Hives

Wild Fermentation 101: The Art of Vegetable Preservation
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6 – 8 PM

Put your fall bounty to use and tap your culinary skills by learning the ancient art of food preservation. In this beginners’ class led by Cynthia Farris, Certified Fermentationist and Holistic Health Coach, you’ll learn how to utilize naturally-occurring bacteria to make wild, living, cultured vegetables. This hands-on, demonstration-based class will cover simple science, technique, food safety, and necessary equipment. The unparalleled probiotic and other health benefits of this ancient process will also be explored. Please bring a chopping knife, cutting board, and a head of cabbage to practice your new skills and make sauerkraut. All participants will be provided with a complete mason-jar fermentation set-up, seasonings, and recipes.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $40/member, $44/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

 

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Hive startup: Installing Nucleus Hives

HawkQuest Photo Shoot at Hudson Gardens
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8-10 AM

Get up close and personal with live raptors during this private photo shoot with HawkQuest! Using the diverse and captivating natural landscapes of Hudson Gardens as your background, you’ll capture the stunning details of six different raptors. During this session you’ll have the opportunity to take perched shots of a Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, two owls, and a falcon. There will also be an opportunity for shots of a Harris Hawk in free-flight. Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to participate in this unique opportunity. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 50 photographers.

This event is presented in partnership with The Front Range Birding Company. The registration fee for this workshop may be applied to any optics purchase over $500 at The Front Range Birding Company.

Registration: $54/Hudson Gardens member or photo permit holder, $60/non-member.

Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

Notes:

  • Registration for this event includes admission to the Digiscoping for Bird and Wildlife Photography workshop led by Leica Bird Team member Bill Schmoker at Hudson Gardens on September 23rd or September 30th. An RSVP to the digiscoping workshop is required.

  • This event is for adults, 18 years old and older.

  • Please check-in at Hudson Gardens by 7:30 AM.

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Beekeeping Express Denver, CO

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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Yoga in The Gardens
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Enjoy the restorative benefits of a great (and relaxing) work out surrounded by Hudson Gardens’ natural beauty. Join Brenda Bottini, certified yoga instructor, in a one hour power yoga class, Vinyasa Flow, that will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. 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 Gift Shop at least 10 minutes prior to class.

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

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Grandparents’ Workshop: Explore the Outdoors!
Friday, September 19, 2014, 9AM – 12 PM

Are you looking for entertaining and educational ways to engage your young grandchildren outdoors? Join us as we celebrate Grandparents’ Month with this workshop designed just for you! You’ll learn simple and fun ideas that will help you and your grandchildren connect with nature while they learn about counting, sorting, matching, colors, sounds, seasons, trees, and more. This hands-on workshop will cover various thematic activities along with snacks, literature, crafts, music, and inexpensive, natural materials that complement each activity. Each participant will take home an easy-to-use activity guide book and music CD filled with great ideas on how to engage three to six year-olds in outdoor exploration and play. This workshop is for adults only.

This workshop is presented in conjunction with Project Learning Tree, an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program of the Colorado State Forest Service.

Workshop will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $36/member, $39/nonmember. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org.

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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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Digiscoping for Bird and Wildlife Photography
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM

Capturing amazing bird and wildlife photos can be as easy as coupling a smart phone or point-and-shoot camera with a spotting scope! Bill Schmoker, Leica Birding Team member, will introduce you to a technique called digiscoping that harnesses the impressive magnification provided by a scope to achieve staggering reach in your photographs. This workshop will review the options for an effective digiscoping set-up and teach you how to avoid pitfalls associated with shooting at super-high magnification. You’ll also have an opportunity to observe digiscoping in action as you head outdoors for a demonstration and then review photos back in the classroom. This workshop is open to those curious about using digiscoping as well as experienced photographers seeking ideas for improvement.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

This workshop is presented in partnership with The Front Range Birding Company. The registration fee for this workshop may be applied to any optics purchase over $500 at The Front Range Birding Company.

Registration: $21/member, $24/non-member. 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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Digiscoping for Bird and Wildlife Photography
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM

Capturing amazing bird and wildlife photos can be as easy as coupling a smart phone or point-and-shoot camera with a spotting scope! Bill Schmoker, Leica Birding Team member, will introduce you to a technique called digiscoping that harnesses the impressive magnification provided by a scope to achieve staggering reach in your photographs. This workshop will review the options for an effective digiscoping set-up and teach you how to avoid pitfalls associated with shooting at super-high magnification. You’ll also have an opportunity to observe digiscoping in action as you head outdoors for a demonstration and then review photos back in the classroom. This workshop is open to those curious about using digiscoping as well as experienced photographers seeking ideas for improvement.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

This workshop is presented in partnership with The Front Range Birding Company. The registration fee for this workshop may be applied to any optics purchase over $500 at The Front Range Birding Company.

Registration: $21/member, $24/non-member. 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, 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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