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Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

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Garden · Nature / Park
Among the walking trail and six-acre lake, visitors find beauty, tranquility and nature and art in balance.

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.
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  • Peaceful outdoor place with easy access and shade. Well maintained. Good walking area with clean restrooms available.  more »
  • Enjoy the beautiful gardens as you take an easy hike around the lake. Also there is a Veteran's Memorial and sculpture in the gardens. Go inside the house to see art collections that change...  more »
  • We spent about 1 1/2 hours there this morning and it's a lovely & tranquil place. The land (30 acres) and a (small) house were donated by Mr. & Mrs. Aldridge and it's now a non-profit. There's a dedicated group of volunteers, including those who staff the gift shop. We had a very pleasant conversation with the couple who worked in the shop today (although the shop is tiny and we didn't see anything of interest).There were several women (singly) walking around the grounds who probably go walking there regularly - all of whom greeted us as they passed us - and later we saw a large group of adorable kindergartners who were very excited to be there.
  • We visited Aldridge Gardens this past week. It is Spring so the flowers and trees were showing off. As you enter the gardens you are filled with a sense of peace and tranquility. There is a nice lake with a covered area where you can sit and enjoy the view or feed the large fish and turtles.Various trails wander through the gardens. There is a bridge leading to a Veteran’s memorial.Throughout the garden are whimsical statues and seating areas created by a local artist. They have a gift shop on the property. My grandkids love coming here and we have had some lovely family pictures made at the gardens. It is a real treat right in Birmingham.

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