Adult Classes

Growing veggiesStarting Vegetables from Seed

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM
$21/member, $24/nonmember

With spring right around the corner, a lot of Colorado gardeners find themselves spending the final days of winter daydreaming about their future garden; plump, juicy tomatoes clinging to the vine, colorful stalks of chard growing heavy under their own weight while crisp carrots take root and wait to join your dinner plate.There is nothing quite like walking into your backyard and harvesting fresh vegetables to feed yourself and your family - except the feeling of harvesting vegetables you started from seed! Starting vegetables from seed may take a little more effort, but there are several advantages for the home gardener including cost, variety and quality. 

 

Join CSU Master Gardeners and learn tips and strategies on recommended seed varieties, when to start seeds, successful germination and hardening off and transplanting seedlings. After discussion, participants will participate in hands-on demonstration and will leave with seed trays and seeds to return home and practice what's been learned in class. 

 

Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended. Participants will meet at in the classroom at the 'Hudson Residence' Business Office. 

 

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woman binocsIntroduction to Birding Optics

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9 – 11:30 AM
$21/member, $24/nonmember

You've heard it before, all you need to get started birding is a field guide, some patience, and a good pair of binoculars. But choosing the right pair, with so many options and models on the market, can be a daunting process. Join our friends from the Front Range Birding Company as they take you on an up-close and personal look at the optics of birding. Whether you’re new to the hobby and looking for your first set of binoculars or an experienced birder looking to upgrade to a spotting scope, the experts at FRBC will  guide you through the process of choosing the rights optics for you. After discussing and viewing a variety of options we will venture into the gardens to test out some of the gear and explore the art of 'digiscoping'.

 

Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Participants will meet at in the classroom at the 'Hudson Residence' Business Offices.

 

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The Best Roses for Colorado Gardens: New & Overlooked Varieties

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9 – 11 AM
$21/member, $24/nonmember

Growing Roses in Colorado can be as challenging as it is rewarding! There are many new and overlooked rose varieties that thrive in our region and the trick to growing those beautiful roses that will fill your garden with robust blooms, vibrant colors and delectable fragrances is choosing the right ones. Join Dave Ingram, Consulting Rosarian with the Denver Rose Society as he leads you through the basics of rose classification, how to choose roses for a Colorado garden, recommended roses for our climate, and where to find them. We’ll also review best practices for planting, growing and caring for happy, vigorous roses year after year.

 

These introductory rose gardening classes are designed so that you can take classes individually or as a series. The series covers secrets to selecting and growing roses in Colorado, pruning and training roses, and winter care. Sign up for classes individually or receive a discount for signing up for all four classes. 

 

Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Participants will meet at in the classroom at the 'Hudson Residence' Business Offices before venturing into the Rose Garden.

 

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compostBackyard Composting Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 – 11 AM
$10/member, $12/nonmember

This workshop provides an overview of the magical and practical world of compost, with a focus on 'backyard composting' for the home gardener. Facilitated by a certified 'Master Composter' with the Denver Compost Collective, this class is geared toward those who intend to start, or improve upon, their own home-based or community-based composting adventure.

 

Space is limited, advance registration is strongly encouraged. This workshop will wake place indoors and outdoors, please dress accordingly. Participants will meet at in the classroom at the 'Hudson Residence' Business Offices.

 

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Tues Gardeners Pruning and Training Your Roses

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 – 11 AM
$21/member, $24/nonmember

Good pruning helps to improve the health of your roses and can be a fun, creative, and most importantly, simple process. During this hands-on workshop, a rose growing expert from the Denver Rose Society will transform pruning from mystery to practicality. You’ll learn the when, how, and why of pruning different types of roses, including climbers. You will then venture out to Hudson Gardens’ Rose Garden for a step-by-step demonstration of pruning and the opportunity to practice what you have learned on one of Hudson Gardens’ 200 rose plants. Please bring gloves and pruning shears if you have them and dress for the outdoors.

 

These introductory rose gardening classes are designed so that you can take classes individually or as a series. The series covers secrets to selecting and growing roses in Colorado, pruning and training roses, and winter care. Sign up for classes individually or receive a discount for signing up for all four classes. 

 

Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Participants will meet at in the classroom at the 'Hudson Residence' Business Offices before venturing into the Rose Garden.

 

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HummingbirdHummingbirds of the Front Range

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6 – 8:30 PM
$10/member, $12/nonmember

Zip, flit, zoom! Did you just see that? The hummingbirds are returning to Colorado, are you ready? Join Tom Bush, owner of the Front Range Birding Company, to explore the fascinating lives of these miniature miracles and discover how to create a natural habitat for these important pollinators in your own backyard. Learn about the types of hummingbirds found on the Front Range, methods to attract hummingbirds and how to protect them from common predators. 

 

Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended. Program will take place at The Inn at Hudson Gardens. 

 

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compostVermicomposting Workshop

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 – 11 AM
$21/member, $24/nonmember

Want to compost at home, but don’t have a lot of space and don’t know where to start? Join the experts from the Denver Compost Collective to learn all about vermicomposting and explore the importance of "red wriggler" worms and their amazing capacity in supporting home-based composting efforts! Whether you are interested in creating your own fertilizer for indoor/outdoor plants or you are hoping to lessen your environmental impact by keeping your household waste out of the landfill – you'll leave this class empowered to start your own home-based worm compost bin.

 

Space is limited, advance registration is strongly encouraged. This workshop will wake place indoors and outdoors, please dress accordingly. Participants will meet at in the classroom at the 'Hudson Residence' Business Offices.

 

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SERIES CLASSES

 


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Saturday, March 23, 2019 – The Best Roses for Colorado Gardens: New & Overlooked Varieties
Saturday, April 6, 2019 – Pruning and Training Your Roses
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - Growing Roses in Colorado & Rose Garden Tour
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed
$76/member, $88/nonmember

Growing roses in Colorado can be as challenging as it is rewarding! Join consulting rosarians from the Denver Rose Society as they discuss the essentials for growing and caring for beautiful roses in our challenging climate. Discover secrets to selecting and growing roses in Colorado, pruning, training and caring for your roses and how to prepare your rose garden for winter. These introductory classes are designed to give you a better understanding and appreciation of this classic all American beauty so that your rose gardens will be vibrant for years to come.

 

Just need a refresher on certain topics? You can also purchase individual classes as needed.

 

Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Classes will be held in the classroom at the 'Hudson Residence' Business Offices before venturing into the Rose Garden. 

  

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RECURRING CLASSES

 


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Birding in The Gardens: Bird Walks 

The last Saturday of each month, January - November, 8 – 11 AM
$10/member, $12/nonmember

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.

 

2019 Bird Walk Schedule:

*Click on a date below to register for an individual Bird Walk.

Saturday, January 26, 2019  

Saturday, February 23, 2019  

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019   

Saturday, September 28, 2019   

Saturday, October 26, 2019   

Saturday, November 30, 2019

    


Drum_stockCommunity Drum Circle 

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.

 

2019 Community Drum Circle Schedule:

*Click on a date below to register for an individual Drum Circle.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 



BEEKEEPING CLASSES

 


 

Beekeepers Inspection

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. 

 

 

Find a beekeeping class for you!

 


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 Community Programs and Outreach Department by calling (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or email education@hudsongardens.org.

 

 

 

View the calendar for upcoming Yoga sessions!
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.
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.