Adult Classes

Container Gardening 101: Tips and Tricks Container_200x150

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9 AM - 11 AM
$10/member, $12/nonmember

Growing your own plants in the city may seem like a dream, but it is possible! Join Colorado Master Gardener volunteer Debbie Moody as she shares tips for beautiful and productive container gardens using edibles and ornamentals.  This class will cover how to choose a container, appropriate soils, cultural practices and maintenance of the container garden, and design tips and tricks.

Debbie Moody has been a Colorado Master Gardener volunteer in Arapahoe County since 2002. She divides her volunteer time in Hudson Gardens' Vegetable Garden and at Craig Hospital in the Horticulture Therapy program.

Class will meet at the Hudson Residence Business Office Classroom.

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Hummingbirds of the Front Range Broad-tailed Hummingbird_200x150

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
$10/member, $12/nonmember

Zip, flit, zoom! You may have just been visited by a hummingbird! What kind is it? What do they eat? How can I make it come back? Join us to discover the answers to these questions and more, including how to create a natural habitat for these important pollinators in your own backyard. Tom Bush, owner of Front Range Birding Company, will discuss the types of hummingbirds found on the Front Range, methods to attract hummingbirds, and how to protect them from common predators. Don’t miss out on the hummer fun! 

Class will meet at the Hudson Residence Business Office Classroom. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.


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Roses 101 & Garden Tour White Rose2

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9 AM - 11 AM
$10/member, $12/nonmember

Immerse yourself in the color, fragrance, and beauty of Hudson Gardens’ Rose Garden during its peak time of bloom. Rosarians from the Denver Rose Society will introduce you to the characteristics of the different varieties represented in the garden and provide suggestions for growing and caring for your own roses. There will be ample opportunities for questions and smelling the roses on this tour.

Class will meet at Hudson Residence Business Office Classroom.

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Vegetable Gardening - Just Grow For It! MTVG_200x150

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9 AM - 11 AM
$10/member; $12/non-member

Growing your own vegetables can be both fun and rewarding, but tending to a vegetable garden in the Front Range can be an uphill battle! Join Colorado Master Gardener volunteer, Debbie Moody, and explore the basic principles of successful, environmentally friendly gardening as she shares tips and best practices for growing vegetables in our unique climate. This presentation will include a tour of the Hudson Garden vegetable demonstration garden, where we will discuss the varieties planted and garden lay-out.

Debbie Moody has been a Colorado Master Gardener volunteer in Arapahoe County since 2002. She divides her volunteer time in the Hudson Gardens vegetable demonstration garden and at Craig Hospital in the Horticulture Therapy program.

Class will meet at Hudson Residence Business Office Classroom. 

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 Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed

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Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
$21/member; $24/non-member

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. 

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Yoga in The Gardens200x150_Yoga

Wednesdays; June - September, 9 AM - 10 AM
$9/member, $10/nonmember
Start your morning with the relaxing and restorative benefits of a one-hour yoga class, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Hudson Gardens. Designed to help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus, each class will borrow from the instructor’s experience and may incorporate poses from various Yoga styles. 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, weather permitting. Drop-ins welcomed. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class.


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Birding in The Gardens: Bird WalksDSC06610

Typically held on the last Saturday of each month, January - November, 8 AM – 11 AM
$9/member, $10/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.


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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.


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Beekeeping Classes 

Beekeepers InspectionWhether 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. 

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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