WHISPERS FROM THE PAST
A Native American Experience
Sunday, October 5 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Native American life will take shape through demonstrations of flintknapping, cooking and hunting weapons, and activities like leaf pounding, beading, corn grinding, gourd painting and pottery. Children can try their hands at games and activities. Hear the sounds of drums and flutes, and the highlight of the day - three dance performances by Native American Pow-Wow dancers. Vendors will sell authentic Native American concessions including fry bread, Indian tacos and roasted corn, as well as pottery, shell carvings, art and items for children.
Please note this is a special event, and we will not offer free admission to the Gardens during Whispers from the Past.
TASTE OF HOOVER
Tickets on sale now!
Who's hungry for a delicious Taste of Hoover?
Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city.
Enjoy an autumn evening with us strolling through the Gardens and sampling delicious dishes from some of Hoover's best restaurants, caterers and more. Taste international wines, local beers, and listen to live entertainment throughout the evening with special musical guests Elliott Davis Band and Winston Ramble Band.
Please note this is a special event and we will not offer free admission to the Gardens during Taste of Hoover.
Thursday, October 16
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
$20 members/$30 non-members
Only a limited number of tickets are available - get yours now!
Taste of Hoover is sponsored by the Hoover Sun.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS AT THE GARDENS
You already know the beauty and tranquility of Aldridge Gardens is good for your spirit. And you know our classes, lectures, discussions, arts and events are good for your mind. Now, the Gardens has even more to help you care for your body.
This fall we're offering courses to both members and non-members to help everyone move toward their health and wellness goals.
Finding Joy - Gentle Yoga 4-week series will run Wednesday mornings in October. Click here to learn more or to register for this slow and gentle yoga class that's great for women age 40+ who want to reconnect with their inner joy through yoga and nature.
Jason Cerniglia will again offer his 21-Day Fat Blast class early on Monday and Wednesday mornings beginning October 6. Click here to learn more about this mind-body workout in the most beautiful spot in Hoover.
MONTHLY MEMBERS ONLY GUIDED BIRD WALKS
Come out and enjoy the summer sunshine and fresh air!
This year our members have spotted more than 57 species of birds during Saturday morning walks in the Gardens. Grab your binoculars and join us from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month to find out what else we'll see before winter comes!
Aldridge Gardens has partnered with an innovative travel service offering both cruise and land-based programs to destinations worldwide. Next spring, we're going to explore the Earth’s greatest wilderness on her mightiest river. We'll travel more than 600 miles on the “Greatest Voyage in Natural History” aboard International Expedition’s newest and specially-designed river ship, La Estrella Amazonica. Click on the link above to learn more!
LARRY K. MARTIN
SPRING AND SUMMER HOURS
Aldridge Gardens is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Guests of members-only and private events are welcome after 5:00 p.m.
The museum and gallery are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, except when events are scheduled.
Admission to the Gardens is always free.
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. daily
2014 SUSTAINING SPONSORS
Our Gardens are successful thanks to those whose generous sponsorships enable us to maintain and sustain the grounds, and to provide activities and events.
Our sincere thanks to these 2014 Sustaining Sponsors:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Ed and Barbara Randle
Gene and Pam Smith