Victoria Water Lily Bloom

Hudson Gardens is one of only two places in the Denver Metro area where the public can view the Victoria Water Lily bloom. These flowers, which are native to South America, have a fascinating, 48-hour life cycle. The flower is white and female on the first night of the bloom and releases a scent to … Continued

Supporting Pollinators in Colorado: What to Plant

Colorado boasts a rich tapestry of native pollinators, including 946 species of bees, 250 species of butterflies, over 1,000 species of moths, and various wasps, beetles, and flies. Additionally, the state sees the seasonal migration of 11 hummingbird species. To support this diverse pollinator population, consider planting the following: Salvias Rocky Mountain Bee Balm Goldenrod … Continued

Spring has Sprung at Hudson Gardens!

Now that we are starting to see warmer weather, The gardens are exploding with our new spring blooms. Some of our favorites can be spotted around the gardens such as Crocus, Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips! Many of our trees are starting to bloom as well, including our Magnolia tree near the Business Office and our … Continued

Hudson Gardens Announces Red, White & ROCK! July 3 Event

Littleton, Colo.– Celebrate Independence Day with Red, White & ROCK!, a new event at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center on July 3. The family-friendly festivities will feature live music from Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute Band. In partnership with the City of Littleton, Hudson Gardens will offer kids’ activities, food trucks, cocktails … Continued

Wildlife Spotlight: Spring Migration

It may still feel like Winter to us, but Spring is right around the corner! As Spring approaches, millions of migratory birds will be traveling across the U.S. While most migratory birds will be seen in May here in Colorado, there are still thousands of birds traveling across the state every night. Birds migrate across … Continued

Best Roses for Colorado Gardens

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 … Continued

Self-Guided Field Trips

Hudson Gardens is an exciting place to explore and learn! Schedule a self-guided field trip at Hudson Gardens for an opportunity to connect with nature. The gardens are open 365 days per year, from sunrise to sunset and admission is free. Explore the gardens with your group at your own pace. We offer different activities, … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight

This month, Hudson Gardens would like to give a shoutout to our dedicated volunteer Jo Elen Moore! “I love working at the gift shop,” she said. “It has been a ‘gift’ to me after losing my mom last year. I was looking for something positive to occupy my time and be more active, I found … Continued

Beekeeping Basics Class (Virtual)

Are you curious about beekeeping or looking to start your first hive next year? During this class you’ll be introduced to the art of beekeeping and learn the basics needed to start your own colony. Not only will you learn the time and financial commitment to expect, but you’ll also gain practical advice on how … Continued

Wildlife Spotlight: Where do Turtles go in the Winter?

Do you ever wonder where the turtles at Hudson Gardens go once winter comes? Freshwater turtles, such as the western painted turtle and the common snapping turtle (who both call Hudson Gardens home), nestle into the mud at the bottom of our ponds. As it gets colder, their metabolism slows down. By slowing down their … Continued