Hudson Gardens is as charming as it gets during the fall and winter months. Our woodsy landscape has thirty acres of entertaining possibilities whether you’re looking for holiday light displays, foliage-filled nature walks, or classes that help you bond with neighbors and nature. Explore these articles to make the most of the Denver area’s changing seasons!
A Hudson Christmas
Our extravaganza of lights keeps the holiday spirit burning bright from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Highlights include towering trees decorated with tens of thousands of lights, a holiday light tunnel, Christmas trees dancing to holiday music, and visits with Santa.
Self-Guided Walking Tours
Hudson Gardens is a beautiful retreat from the city even when plants aren’t in bloom. Visit the Welcome Center for a Garden Map. While strolling through our walking paths, look for information boxes to learn about the plants, wildlife, ecology, art, and history of Hudson Gardens at your own pace.
Healing Sound Baths
During the busy holiday season, we like to promote relaxation and self-care. Last winter, we offered a popular series of sound-bathing experiences. Participants learned to quiet the mind, release stress, and build self-awareness by using ancient sound healing instruments.
Hudson Gardens offers multiple classes throughout the winter to help you prepare your garden for the Spring.
Fireside Yoga and Guided Meditations
Find your zen during a yoga class or a guided meditation in front of a fireplace at The Inn at Hudson Gardens. We offer many of these self-care experiences throughout the winter.
The log cabin known as The Inn at Hudson Gardens is a popular setting for holiday parties. This venue includes stone fireplaces and holiday decorations. Guests can also tour our extravaganza of lights: A Hudson Christmas! Book Now
Hudson Gardens’ Gift Shop is a charming holiday market. And after the holidays, you’ll still find everything you need to stay cozy including hats, scarves, candles, and tea kettles.
Fall Foliage/Snow at Bob’s Lake
Bob’s Lake provides beautiful photo opportunities while the leaves are changing or after a fresh coat of snow. With reflections of towering trees and a charming bridge modeled after Claude Monet’s famous paintings, you’ll forget you’re in the middle of a city.
The Inn at Hudson Gardens is an ideal location for winter-themed weddings. Exchange vows in front of a stone fireplace; share your first dance in a charming log cabin surrounded by holiday lights; take stunning photos with towering evergreen trees in the background.
Fall Foliage/Snow at the Barn
If you know someone who likes raking leaves, we’ve got a few. Feel the leaves crunch under the weight of your boots during a casual stroll; take family photos; and appreciate the full spectrum of autumnal colors.
Hudson Gardens has unique sculptures, including permanent displays and temporary installations provided by South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s ‘Art-on-Loan’ program.
We’re a birding hotspot. You can explore our thriving habitat with a field guide and a pair of high-focus binoculars (available for a $10 refundable deposit at the Welcome Center). Guided bird walks, led by an Audubon Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company, are also offered each month.
Join our Community Drum Circles, which are typically held once a month at Hudson Gardens. During the colder months, we will be drumming inside the Inn at Hudson Gardens to enjoy the roaring fireplaces, a good beat, and a community with a lot of heart. All levels of experience are welcome.
Wanna be a beekeeper? Hudson Gardens offers year-round beekeeping classes to help prepare you for the first steps of beekeeping and beyond. Core beekeeping classes—a series of six courses designed to prepare you for the first season of beekeeping—begin annually each October.