Use the Garden to Boost Immunity
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9 AM - 11 AM
Plants have been used to treat the common cold and flu for millennia. Join us to discover how common herbs can help boost your immune system, relieve stress, and complement your healthcare routine. In this class you will learn about essential oils, explore their benefits and discover how to use them to support mind, body and spirit. Each participant will also enjoy making their own personal essential oil inhaler with expert assistance.
This class will meet at the Hudson Residence Business Office classroom and will be led by Certified Clinical Aromatherapist (CCA) Evie Yang. The invaluable syllabus and all supplies are included in the registration fee.
Registration: THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Growing Natives: Garden Tour
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9 AM - 11 AM
Interested in growing naturally resilient plants for naturally beautiful landscapes? This is the class for you! Join us as we explore the history, beauty and significance of native plants in our ecosystem and how to use them effectively in landscapes. On this guided walk through Hudson Gardens, we’ll identify some common native Colorado wildflowers, trees and shrubs. The program will also include a discussion of the devastating effects of noxious weeds on native plants and environmentally-responsible methods for weed control.
This program will begin at the Hudson Gardens Welcome Center and will be led by Lucinda Greene, Colorado Native Plant Master and Colorado Master Gardener Program Coordinator (Arapahoe County) and Beth Hanson, Colorado Native Plant Master.
A Haunted History: Ghosts in the Gardens
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7 PM - 9 PM
As rich in folklore as it once was in gold, Colorado’s captivating history is steeped in legends of the rough and tumble West, scandalous stories of boom and bust, and tales of hauntings and ghostly encounters that give even the hardest skeptics reason to pause. From accounts of full-bodied apparitions to phantom noises and objects that seem to move on their own, Hudson Gardens is no stranger to its share of ghostly claims and unexplained phenomena. Are these experiences a product of overactive imaginations or is there more to our story?
Bryan Bonner, a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society, has spent over two decades dedicated to exploring the paranormal, investigating ghastly claims and uncovering their secrets. Join us to discover the methods and tools he uses to investigate the unexplained, discuss his most compelling experiences and explore Hudson Gardens’ haunted history. Bring your ghost hunting equipment, as you are invited to try your hand at capturing evidence of the apparitions rumored to haunt Hudson Gardens following the presentation.
Backyard Birding for Beginners
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Did you know that there is a vibrant and diverse bird community ready to make your backyard its home? Geared toward beginners but full of information for all backyard birders, this class will help you navigate what you need to know about creating a welcoming bird haven in your own backyard. Audubon Master Birder and owner of Front Range Birding Company, Tom Bush, will introduce many of the birds you’re likely to find in your backyard and when you are likely to encounter them. You’ll discover how to use bird feeders, bird houses, plants, and other habitat features to attract a wide variety of native Colorado birds. Examples of bird food, feeders, houses, and other essential birding accessories will be on hand for inspection.
Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended.
Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
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 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 meet at Hudson Residence Business Office Classroom.
Yoga in The Gardens
Wednesdays; June - September, 9 AM - 10 AM
Classes are held outdoors weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather an alternate indoor location will be provided. Drop-ins welcomed. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class.
Typically the third Wednesday of each month, June - September, 7 PM - 8 PM
Classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Drop-ins welcome. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class and bring a yoga mat.
Fall Into Yoga
Wednesdays; October & November, 9 AM - 10 AM
Fall is the season of transformation - and the perfect time to reboot and refocus your mind and body! Experience the beauty and serenity of Hudson Gardens during the change of seasons with these yoga classes, which are designed to restore your sense of relaxation and well-being. Sessions are led by registered yoga instructors who offer their own individual styles to help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus. Participants with all levels of experience are invited to attend.
Classes will be held in the Welcome Garden Pavilion which offers spectacular garden views and open-air accommodations, weather permitting. Drop-ins welcomed. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class and bring a yoga mat.
Birding in The Gardens: Bird Walks
Typically held on the last Saturday of each month, January - November, 8 AM – 11 AM
Walk with us on the wild side! Each month we team with an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of Hudson Gardens. You’ll come away amazed with the local wildlife and learn useful birding techniques, identification tips, and much more! Whether you are new to birding or an experienced birder, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars!
Early registration is strongly encouraged as participation is limited. This walk will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Participants will meet in front of the Welcome Center by 8 am. Bring snacks, water, and a pair of binoculars.
Community Drum Circle
Typically the second Tuesday of each month, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
$5/adult, $1/child (ages 5-12 years old)
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.
Whether you are an aspiring beekeeper or want to deepen your knowledge as a practicing beekeeper, there's a class for you! Beekeeping classes are offered year-round with the popular beginner beekeeping series beginning in October of each year.
Class Registration and Cancellation Policy
All programs and classes require advance registration unless otherwise noted. To register for a program online, click the ‘Register Now’ button on the class description, or call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306.
Unless a cancellation policy is specified in a class or program description, the following cancellation policy applies to all Adult Programs. For cancellations received more than two business days prior to the program date, a full refund, minus a 20% cancellation fee, will be issued. Refunds and exchanges will not be issued for missed programs or cancellations made two or fewer business days prior to the program date or for programs with registration fees of $5 or less.
To cancel or modify your registration, please contact the Education Department by calling (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or email email@example.com.