Adult Classes

Rose Pruning Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9 AM - 12 PM
$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, Dave Ingram, a Master Rosarian with 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.

 

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Pollination Fascintation: So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6 PM - 8 PM
$13.50/member, $15/nonmember

 

Are you thinking about taking up beekeeping but don’t know where to start? This informational session will review the time and financial commitments involved in keeping a hive, advice and a timeline for preparing for your first season, and the potential rewards and pitfalls you’ll experience as a first year beekeeper. The session will conclude with a panel discussion where you’ll receive insight and valuable advice from long-time beekeepers and those just finishing their first full year.

 

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Pollination Fascintation: Native Bees in Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
$3/member, $5/nonmember

 

Did you know that Colorado is home to over 900 species of native bee? These bees are critical for pollination of our native wildflowers and help sustain our crops as well! Join Jessica Goldstrohm of The Bees Waggle for an insider’s look at the astounding diversity of native bees and their nesting habits. From mason bees and sweat bees, to leafcutter and bumble bees – you’ll come away with a deeper appreciation for the hidden visitors in your own backyard!

 

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June Rose Garden Tour

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 9 AM - 10:30 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. 
This tour will meet at the Welcome Center. Tour will cover approximately 3/4 of a mile.

 

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August Rose Garden Tour

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9 AM - 10:30 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. 

This tour will meet at the Welcome Center. Tour will cover approximately 3/4 of a mile.

 

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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. 

 

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Last Saturday, Monthly, January and March through November, 8 AM – 11 AM
$8/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 with you.

 

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Community Drum Circle

Typically the second Tuesday of each month, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
$4/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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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 education@hudsongardens.org.