Free Programs

Meet the Beekeeper

MTBK_2016_200x250Stop by the Apiary while Hudson Gardens’ beekeepers are working their hives, and observe live, active beehives and real-life management techniques. These sessions offer the opportunity to simply observe, or, to seek answers to all of the questions you have about beekeeping that you’ve never had the chance to ask! 

Sessions are scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on one Saturday per month from May through September.


2018 Meet the Beekeeper Schedule:

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018 

Meet the Rose Gardener


Drop by the Rose Garden for a visit with Rosarians from the Denver Rose Society. Learn about the various types and varieties of roses growing at Hudson Gardens and how they are cared for throughout the year. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions, tour the various plantings, and most importantly - stop and smell the roses!

Sessions are scheduled from 9 to 10 AM on the second Wednesday of the month from May through September.


2018 Meet the Rose Gardener Schedule:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Meet the Vegetable Gardener

MTVG_200x250Drop by the Vegetable Garden to observe Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers doing what they do best! The Gardeners will be available June through September to answer your questions and give advice on vegetable gardening in Colorado. There will also be opportunities to observe bed preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting and more from the experts who plant and maintain Hudson Gardens’ Vegetable Garden each year. These events are free and open to the public. 


Sessions are scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on select weekdays, June through September.


2018 Meet the Vegetable Gardener Schedule:

Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Meet the Water Gardener


Meet volunteers from the Colorado Water Garden Society and learn first-hand how they create and care for the stunning water garden displays on view at Hudson Gardens. Sessions offer visitors a unique, inside look at water garden installation and maintenance – giving you the perfect opportunity to observe, ask questions, and get advice from the experts. These events are free and open to the public.


Sessions are typically scheduled from 9 AM to 10 AM on the first Wednesday of the month from May through September.

2018 Meet the Water Gardener Schedule:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Seasonal Nature Hunts

family pondEveryone loves a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt! Seasonal Nature Hunts are available for families and children to borrow during their visit. The Nature Hunt will help you discover the sights, sounds, and scents of Hudson Gardens’ plants and wildlife. Nature Hunts are available in the Welcome Center and can be borrowed free of charge. 









Cancellation Policy

The Hudson Gardens & Event Center reserves the right to cancel programs due to inclement weather. Free programs will be cancelled in the event of rain or snow. For the latest information on weather-related program cancellations, please contact Guest Services at (303) 797-8565.