Honeybee Hive Inspections: April 9, 2014

Honeybee Hive Inspections: April 9, 2014

Learn a systematic approach to opening and inspecting your hives to gain maximum efficiency with minimal upset to your honeybees. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will give you key insights on how to open your hives, make...

Nature Detectives: April 12, 2014 (Child)

Nature Detectives: April 12, 2014 (Child)

Join us for a special scavenger hunt through the Gardens as we become nature detectives! We’ll learn how to use our senses and make observations to learn more about the plants and wildlife that live at the Gardens. Children will also have...

Nature Detectives: April 12, 2014 (Adult)

Nature Detectives: April 12, 2014 (Adult)

Join us for a special scavenger hunt through the Gardens as we become nature detectives! We’ll learn how to use our senses and make observations to learn more about the plants and wildlife that live at the Gardens. Children will also have...

Birding in the Gardens: April Bird Walk: April 26, 2014

Birding in the Gardens: April Bird Walk: April 26, 2014

Spring is in the air, and there’s much more to see at The Hudson Gardens than just the bursting blooms! Each month we team with a Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing...

Easy Rose Pruning and Care through the Season: May 3, 2014

Easy Rose Pruning and Care through the Season: May 3, 2014

Good pruning helps to improve the health of your roses and can be a fun, creative, and most importantly, simple, process. Let Tammy Jansen, President and rose growing expert from the Denver Rose Society, transform pruning from mystery to...

Signs of Spring: May 3, 2014 (Child)

Signs of Spring: May 3, 2014 (Child)

Join us as we explore the Gardens as they begin to wake after a long winter’s sleep. We’ll look for signs of spring in the plants and animals that live at Hudson Gardens. During our hike we’ll be looking for nest building, frogs...

Signs of Spring: May 3, 2014 (Adult)

Signs of Spring: May 3, 2014 (Adult)

Join us as we explore the Gardens as they begin to wake after a long winter’s sleep. We’ll look for signs of spring in the plants and animals that live at Hudson Gardens. During our hike we’ll be looking for nest building, frogs...

A to Z Vegetable Gardening: May 24, 2014

A to Z Vegetable Gardening: May 24, 2014

Very few things in life are more satisfying than growing your own food. A backyard vegetable garden can help you eat healthier, save on grocery bills, and even bring a family closer. Join Shari Leigh, Colorado Master Gardener, as she shares her...

Birding in the Gardens: May Bird Walk: May 31, 2014

Birding in the Gardens: May Bird Walk: May 31, 2014

Each month we team with a Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better...

Walk the Wetlands: June 14, 2014 (Child)

Walk the Wetlands: June 14, 2014 (Child)

Join us as we dip our nets into the wetlands of Hudson Gardens! During this program we will journey from the South Platte River to the ponds and other wetlands found at Hudson Gardens. We will discover the diversity of animals that live on or...

Walk the Wetlands: June 14, 2014 (Adult)

Walk the Wetlands: June 14, 2014 (Adult)

Join us as we dip our nets into the wetlands of Hudson Gardens! During this program we will journey from the South Platte River to the ponds and other wetlands found at Hudson Gardens. We will discover the diversity of animals that live on or...

Birding in the Gardens: June Bird Walk: June 28, 2014

Birding in the Gardens: June Bird Walk: June 28, 2014

Each month we team with a Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better...

Feel, Smell… The Gardens: July 12, 2014 (Child)

Feel, Smell… The Gardens: July 12, 2014 (Child)

There is so much more to discover at the Gardens when you close your eyes! Join us on this sensory hike as we feel, smell, and taste our way through the Gardens. We’ll discover the many textures of plants, from the sharp needles of spruce...

Feel, Smell… The Gardens: July 12, 2014 (Adult)

Feel, Smell… The Gardens: July 12, 2014 (Adult)

There is so much more to discover at the Gardens when you close your eyes! Join us on this sensory hike as we feel, smell, and taste our way through the Gardens. We’ll discover the many textures of plants, from the sharp needles of spruce...

Birding in the Gardens: July Bird Walk: July 26, 2014

Birding in the Gardens: July Bird Walk: July 26, 2014

Each month we team with a Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better...

Canning 101: August 5, 2014

Canning 101: August 5, 2014

Learn all about the how and why of canning food at home. The workshop focuses on canning safety, types of equipment, and proper canning methods for both boiling water baths and pressure canners. Led by Sheila Gains, an expert on food safety and...

The Buzz About Bees: August 9, 2014 (Child)

The Buzz About Bees: August 9, 2014 (Child)

Join us as we learn how important bees and other pollinators are to humans and plants. During this program we will investigate the colorful flowers growing at Hudson Gardens for signs of pollination. We will then make our way to the Vegetable...

The Buzz About Bees: August 9, 2014 (Adult)

The Buzz About Bees: August 9, 2014 (Adult)

Join us as we learn how important bees and other pollinators are to humans and plants. During this program we will investigate the colorful flowers growing at Hudson Gardens for signs of pollination. We will then make our way to the Vegetable...

Advanced Topics in Beekeeping: August 13, 2014

Advanced Topics in Beekeeping: August 13, 2014

What pests and diseases do beekeepers need to worry about in Colorado? Why, how, and when should I make a split? Is a combine the right solution for my weak hives? Learn the answers to these questions and more, during this course designed for...

The Buzz About Bees: August 16, 2014 (Child)

The Buzz About Bees: August 16, 2014 (Child)

Join us as we learn how important bees and other pollinators are to humans and plants. During this program we will investigate the colorful flowers growing at Hudson Gardens for signs of pollination. We will then make our way to the Vegetable...

The Buzz About Bees: August 16, 2014 (Adult)

The Buzz About Bees: August 16, 2014 (Adult)

Join us as we learn how important bees and other pollinators are to humans and plants. During this program we will investigate the colorful flowers growing at Hudson Gardens for signs of pollination. We will then make our way to the Vegetable...

Birding in the Gardens: August Bird Walk: August 30, 2014

Birding in the Gardens: August Bird Walk: August 30, 2014

Each month we team with a Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better...

Super Seeds: September 6, 2014 (Child)

Super Seeds: September 6, 2014 (Child)

Discover how super seeds can be! Join us on a hike through Hudson Gardens as we discover the many different shapes and sizes of plant seeds. As we uncover each new type of seed we will learn about how seeds find their new homes and what kind of...

Super Seeds: September 6, 2014 (Adult)

Super Seeds: September 6, 2014 (Adult)

Discover how super seeds can be! Join us on a hike through Hudson Gardens as we discover the many different shapes and sizes of plant seeds. As we uncover each new type of seed we will learn about how seeds find their new homes and what kind of...

Overwintering Honeybee Hives: September 10, 2014

Overwintering Honeybee Hives: September 10, 2014

Learn what happens to honeybees during their “dormant” winter months and what you can do to carry your hives successfully into the next season. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will help you discover how to assess the...

Fall-planted Bulbs: September 16, 2014

Fall-planted Bulbs: September 16, 2014

Is there anything more exciting than the blooming of spring’s first flowers? Now is the time to prepare for that beautiful spring show! Colorado Master Gardener Nancy Ditman will share her many years of experience planting and growing a...

Putting your Rose Garden to Bed: September 20, 2014

Putting your Rose Garden to Bed: September 20, 2014

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....

Birding in the Gardens: September Bird Walk: September 27, 2014

Birding in the Gardens: September Bird Walk: September 27, 2014

Each month we team with a Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better...

Amazing Autumn: October 18, 2014 (Child)

Amazing Autumn: October 18, 2014 (Child)

The seasons are changing! Join us as we explore Hudson Gardens to find signs of plants and animals that are getting ready for the winter. We will learn all about why some leaves turn colors and drop in the fall, why frogs don’t freeze in...

Amazing Autumn: October 18, 2014 (Adult)

Amazing Autumn: October 18, 2014 (Adult)

The seasons are changing! Join us as we explore Hudson Gardens to find signs of plants and animals that are getting ready for the winter. We will learn all about why some leaves turn colors and drop in the fall, why frogs don’t freeze in...

Birding in the Gardens: October Bird Walk: October 25, 2014

Birding in the Gardens: October Bird Walk: October 25, 2014

Each month we team with a Master Birder from the Front Range Birding Company to discover the rich bird habitats of the Gardens, focusing on the various species that visit during that particular season. You’ll come away with a better...

Snow Birds: November 8, 2014 (Child)

Snow Birds: November 8, 2014 (Child)

Not all birds fly south for the winter! Join us on a hike of Hudson Gardens and our winter bird feeders as we search for the birds that call Colorado ‘home’ all year ‘round. We will then escape indoors to drink hot cocoa and to...

Snow Birds: November 8, 2014 (Adult)

Snow Birds: November 8, 2014 (Adult)

Not all birds fly south for the winter! Join us on a hike of Hudson Gardens and our winter bird feeders as we search for the birds that call Colorado ‘home’ all year ‘round. We will then escape indoors to drink hot cocoa and to...

Queen Bee Package

Queen Bee Package

Includes all beekeeping classes, including the Pollination and Beyond , The Beekeeper’s Calendar , Beekeeping Basics, Honeybee Hive Management Systems , Honeybee Pests and Diseases , Hive startup: Installing Package Bees and Nucleus Hives ,...