Summer Camp Registration
Now Available for Members Only

See what Summer Camps we have in store for 2019! Registration for Aldridge Gardens members begins February 15th with registration for non-members starting on March 1st. Take a look at our camps listing. Aldridge Gardens members can register now!


Arbor Day Celebration - March 2nd!

City of Hoover’s 21st Annual Arbor Day Celebration presented by the Hoover Beautification Board

Make plans to be a part of Hoover’s 21st annual Arbor Day celebration at Aldridge Gardens on Saturday, March 2nd, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event includes free trees for Hoover residents, a formal Arbor Day ceremony, recognition of Hoover Schools' 4th Grade Arbor Day Essay Contest winners, and a ceremonial tree planting. Learn more about it


Hoover Sun Highlights the Celebration of Life for Eddie Aldridge

Take a look at Alyx Chandler's article "Hoover celebrates life of nurseryman and gardens creator Eddie Aldridge" in the Hoover Sun. It's a beautiful piece based on an interview with Kay Aldridge and Aldridge Gardens CEO, Tynette Lynch. Read it here


Learn More About Japanese Maples - March 3!

Find out more about Japanese Maples, including how to care for and prune them, from Master Gardener Mike Rushing. Get the details


Japanese Flower Arrangement Class - March 12!

Learn Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, and take your project home with you. Learn more about it


Members-Only Guided Bird Watch - March 16!

For the seventh consecutive year, Dr. Richard Ryel and his wife Patricia are leading our members-only guided bird watches. These are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8 - 10 a.m. To see the dates of this year's currently scheduled bird watches and to register, click here

There's also an Introduction to Birding class coming up on April 16th. Learn more about it


Nordic Walking Workshop - April 13th

This class will show you a great way to include upper body exercise and add balance assistance while walking. Saturday, April 13th, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Led by Dr. Leroy Hurt, this class is free. But registration is required. Get the details.


Save the Date for Hydrangeas Under the Stars - June 8th!

The date for this year's Hydrangeas Under the Stars event is set for Saturday, June 8th. This year, we will be Honoring the Memory of Eddie Aldridge. Tickets are not yet on sale, but please mark your calendars now! 


Learn About Our New Bonsai Membership

Have you heard about our new Bonsai Membership? This membership level offers quarterly bonsai educational opportunities. Learn more and see all of our membership levels here


Aldridge Gardens Gift Certificates!

Now you can order Aldridge Gardens gift certificates online and have them mailed to you or someone special! It makes for an excellent present and its always the right size. Learn more about it


It's not too late to be a part of our Veterans Memorial Arbor

You can still reserve benches and pavers to honor veterans through our Veterans Memorial Arbor. Learn more and find out how.

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  • We're delighted to be part of the Alabama Garden Trail!

    We're delighted to be part of the Alabama Garden Trail!

    You can explore and experience Alabama's beautiful gardens from the top of the state all the way down to the Gulf - and of course right here in Hoover! Visit the official travel site of Alabama to learn more.

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    Aldridge Gardens is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (However, we are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Day.) Admission to the Gardens is free. Everyone is invited to enjoy our walking trails but ask you not to run or jog on them. Our trails are very natural and not conducive to running.

  • Members are invited to walk their leashed dogs and fish our lake Mondays through Thursdays, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Please make sure to clean up after your pet. However, fishing and dog walking will be restricted during weddings or other special events.

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  • Our Gardens are successful thanks to those whose generous sponsorships enable us to maintain and sustain the grounds, and to provide activities and events. Because of this, we would like to sincerely thank the following sponsors:

    - Agricultural Services
    - Alabama Power Foundation
    - Eddie and Kay Aldridge
    - Dr. Jim and Mrs. Diane Boogaerts
    - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    - Ken Jackson
    - Jim and Rita McLane
    - Councilman Gene Smith and Pam Smith

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