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Among the walking trail and six-acre lake, visitors find beauty, tranquility and nature and art in balance.Put Aldridge Gardens into our Hoover trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hoover.
Founded by nurseryman Eddie Aldridge, the Gardens feature many varieties of hydrangeas, camellias and other native Alabama plants. The signature flower is the Snowflake Hydrangea patented by Eddie Aldridge and brought to national prominence.
With many beautiful locations to choose from, Aldridge Gardens is an ideal venue for outdoor weddings and other private events.
Through all seasons, the Gardens offers classes, concerts, art shows and exhibits, children's camps and other special events.
Aldridge Gardens reviews
First thing: this is more of a nature trail and walk around a lake than it is a garden. Nothing wrong with that as you do get to encounter some beautiful nature. The trail is quite easy to walk and.... more
First thing: this is more of a nature trail and walk around a lake than it is a garden. Nothing wrong with that as you do get to encounter some beautiful nature. The trail is quite easy to walk and.... more »
These gardens are easy to find, shaded, & well maintained. We enjoyed an afternoon walk along the lake. We toured the art in the home. Restrooms were clean.
These gardens are easy to find, shaded, & well maintained. We enjoyed an afternoon walk along the lake. We toured the art in the home. Restrooms were clean. more »
Lovely gardens, even on a cloudy day. Had a peaceful walk around the 5 acre lake and enjoyed exploring the flora, fauna, and art twined throughout the grounds’ other trails. One trail is a storybook walk for kids that features an area for gnomes and their homes. Butterflies, ducks, fish, and honeybees were spotted. Well-placed seating throughout the grounds. The building in the center of the gardens, Aldridge House, showcases artwork (most of which is for sale) from various artists throughout the year and displays historical documents of the gardens’ beginnings. There is a gift shop as well. Very kind staff members. Overall, I highly recommend a visit to this free public garden - a Hoover gem.
Peaceful, serene, and beautiful-what a place to unwind and relax. See and buy gorgeous flowers. Have a picnic lunch. Take a stroll around the lake. Watch the turtles. Get married! A lovely place for you friends and family to enjoy your wedding with you.
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