Whispers from the Past: A Native American Experience

Bring the family and experience a fun day discovering the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. Sunday,
October 2, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Find out more about this event. 


Art in the Gardens - September 24th and 25th

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


Taste of Hoover is Oct. 6th!

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 6, 5 – 8 p.m. Learn more about it.


Hoover Cup Golf Tournament

Be a part of the golf tournament that supports our Veterans Memorial Arbor! The Annual Hoover Cup will be held on Monday, October 17th at Inverness Country Club. Find out how to participate in or sponsor this event.


Alabama Hydrangea Society

Want to learn more about Hydrangeas and other related gardening topics? Join the Alabama Hydrangea Society! Meetings take place five times a year at Aldridge Gardens. The next one is on August 24th. Learn more about it.


Cooking with Herbs Seminar: Teaching and Tasting

Want to learn how to cook with herbs and spices? Then join us on August 25th to see Peter Northcott and Susan Green demonstrate how to use fresh and dried herbs to produce the most flavorful dishes. Please register to take part in this special seminar. This event is currently sold out and being wait listed.


Veterans Memorial Arbor Dedication
Scheduled for Nov. 7th

In progress: This is what the Veterans Memorial Arbor looked like in June as preparations for stonework began.

Learn about the Veterans Memorial Arbor project that will soon span the 125-foot dam on our lake. The structure will include a ceremonial area overlooking the water and will feature all of the service branch flags, as well as the U.S. flag. See how you can play a part in its construction, while also honoring those who have served our country. Get the details


Board Member Mark Davis Receives Freedom Award

Take a look at the Hoover Sun's article on Mark Davis, the recipient of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Freedom Award.


Guided Bird Walks At The Gardens

For the fourth consecutive year, Richard and Patricia Ryel are leading our members-only guided bird walks. These will generally be 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


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 Alabama Plein Air Artists
  • On exhibit during August and September

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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 5:00 p.m.
    Guests of private events are welcome after 4:30 p.m.
    The museum and gallery are open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, except when events are scheduled.
    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 can fish our lake every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in fall and winter, and 4:30 to 7 p.m. in spring and summer. In addition, members are invited to walk their leashed dogs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in fall and winter, and 4:30 to 7 p.m. in spring and summer. 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
    - Eddie and Kay Aldridge
    - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    - International Expeditions
    - Ken Jackson
    - Jim McLane
    - Signature Homes
    - Councilman Gene Smith and Pam Smith

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