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Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

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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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  • Aldridge Botanical Gardens is a surprise in the midst of a modern suburban area of Birmingham. It is a tranquil oasis of superbly maintained walking trails that are primarily dirt and mulch -- very ea...  more »
  • The kids like the nature trail. It's pretty short, and has many interesting things to look at, no matter the season. Great stop for family or a date  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous place to go, plus it's free! Paths are wide and easy to navigate, and the statues scattered around are interesting. The plant variety means there's something to see every season, so go often. Also a great place to have an event like a wedding or big party.
  • Being a native of Bluff Park Hoover, it is no suprise how Awesome this sanctuary of a woodland retreat is! Aldridge Gardens has the best of all this portion of Alabama has to offer...woodland gardens with awesome walking trails nestled within a lake setting. Not to mention an incredible display of the 'snowflake' hydrangea found and patented by the Aldridge family. It is one of those places you tend to say..."I can't believe all this is here"!

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