Create Your Own Fairy Garden Workshop - August 1st

Learn how to put together your own fairy garden at this fun workshop. Bring your child, grandchild, or come by yourself. This workshop is open to all imaginative people! Learn more about it

Free Tai Chi for Health Classes

Please join us for FREE Tai Chi classes on Wednesday, August 15th, 22nd, and 29th. This beginners class will focus more on mindfulness and body awareness than form. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be there to try it out. Learn More

Members-Only Guided Bird Watch - August 19th

For the fifth consecutive year, Richard and Patricia Ryel are leading our members-only guided bird watch events. 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 walks and to register, click here

Art in the Gardens - Saturday, September 23rd!

Learn more about our annual, juried, open-air art show featuring only Alabama artists. Get the details and make plans to join us. Interested artists download our application form. Find out more.

Taste of Hoover - Oct. 12th!

Enjoy an autumn evening with us strolling through the Gardens and sampling delicious dishes from some of Hoover’s best restaurants, caterers, and more. Thursday, October 12, 5 – 8 p.m. Learn more about it and get tickets early.

Learn How To Become A Citizen Scientist! - November 9th

Bring your curiosity and imagination and join author Claire Datnow as she shares her fascinating adventures on the road to writing her ecological mystery series. Her journey will come alive with photos and videos created by award-winning photographer Boris Datnow. Get more details and register here

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.

Look Who's Turning 50!

Congratulations to the City of Hoover on your 50th anniversary! We are so happy and proud to be a part of such a wonderful place to shop, eat, work, and live. Learn more about this great city we call home

Best of Borrowed & Blue - Second Year in a Row!

Aldridge Gardens has again been named the Best Intimate Venue in Birmingham by wedding planning website Borrowed & Blue! We are proud to receive this honor as voted on by vendors. Get more details.

Proud to be a Top Ranked Tourist Attraction

Aldridge Gardens recognized in Top Ranked Tourist Attractions, Birmingham Business Journal, May 2016!


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  • Art by Amy R. Peterson
  • On exhibit during June and July.

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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 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    We have an additional members-only hour from 6 to 7:00 p.m.
    Admission to the Gardens is always 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 4:00 to 7 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
    - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    - Ken Jackson
    - Jim McLane
    - Councilman Gene Smith and Pam Smith

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