Home and Garden


Take any of these fun classes and take home a basket, container, or learn what grows in Colorado.


You may view the gardens for no additional fee prior to your class session. Check in at the gift shop and identify yourself as an ACC class participant for that day. Additionally, meet your instructor 10 minutes prior to the class start time in front of the gift shop at the main parking area. Classes are held in the Hudson Residence, a one-story home located northwest of the gift shop.


Earn a certificate in Floral Design Principles after you successfully complete the following series of courses, or you may take classes individually. You will have one year from initial registration to complete the program. A minimum number of students is required for each class. Classes focus on silk and fresh flower arranging. Classes are taught by Crystal Oleskevich, who owns her own floral business. Your instructor will submit your documentation for certification once you've complete all four of the required courses. Students have one year from the first class in the series to complete the certification. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College and mailed to the address on file from your class registration. All of these floral design classes are taught at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center.

Introduction to Floral Design Principles Demonstration

Crystal Oleskevich
Observe how to put flowers together using proven design principles. Get tips on purchasing fresh flowers and caring for flowers from your garden. Discuss the right tools and their care to create beautiful designs. 

Tue, June 24, 6-9 p.m.
HRTC 1013M01-59206       $59

Concepts and Containers

Crystal Oleskevich
Learn to create arrangements. Discuss styles including traditional, contemporary, oriental, funky, seasonal and special events. Explore color, focal point, pop, texture, volume and size. Make an arrangement to take home, container provided. *Registration deadline June 28 for July class.

Tue, July 1, 6-9 p.m.                                    
HRTC 1033M01-59207       $59, $25 material fee to instructor

Creating Style, Shape and Color

Crystal Oleskevich
Learn to utilize shape and color to create a stylish arrangement for any occasion. Bring your own favorite vase or container and make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline July 5 for July class.

Tue, July 8, 6-9 p.m.                                           
HRTC 1034M01-59208      $59, $25 material fee to instructor

Arrangement Workshop and Critique

Crystal Oleskevich
The culminating workshop brings your flower arranging skills together.  Make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline July 12 for July class.

Tue, July 15, 6-9 p.m.                                            
HRTC 1035M01-59209      $59, $25 material fee to instructor


Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! Ask us how to try the first lesson of a course for FREE! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

Section Numbers Chart:

  • S01     April 15
  • S02     May 20

For all online courses: remember to include course number (below), section number (above), course title and course start date when registering and completing your registration form.

Start Your Own Edible Garden             ONLI 1047      $119
Growing Plants for Fun and Profit       ONLI 2062      $119
Introduction to Interior Design             ONLI 2203      $119


Check out these online training programs in the Green Industry. All coursework is completed online for your convenience.

Certified Air Quality Manager ONLI 2240$1,125
Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)  ONLI 2241$1,325
Weatherization Energy Auditor  ONLI 2242$1,145
Building/Home Energy Analyst (HERS)  ONLI 2243$1,145

Several of the courses are open-entry. Courses with a firm start date are indicated with the course description. For more information and technical requirements, go to our knowledge base webpage.