Kokedama - Planting in Moss-Covered Soil

Learn the Japanese art of planting ornamentals in moss-covered balls of soil. Thursday, August 22nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Aldridge house. Learn more and register

 


Ethiopian Cooking Class - August 27th!

Join Gini Mohamad from Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean Restaurant for a real taste treat! Learn how to make Injera (Ethiopian flatbread), as well as an appetizer, an entrée, a side dish and a dessert. Learn more

 


Seasonal Floral Transitions with Beth White
Date Change to Aug. 29th!

Join us on Thursday, August 29th, from 1 to 3 p.m., as we learn how to create a seamless bridge from summer flowers and plant decor into a flexible fall (and then winter) motif. Get more details and register. 

 


Members-Only Guided Bird Watch - September 21st!

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

 


Taste of Hoover - Tickets Now On Sale!

Our annual Taste of Hoover event is right around the corner. This great night of sampling a collection of the areas best food while listening to live music in the beautiful setting of Aldridge Gardens, is set for Thursday, October 10th from 5 to 8 p.m. Get more details and make reservations

 


Nordic Walking Workshop - October 6th

This class will show you a great way to include upper body exercise and add balance assistance while walking. Sunday, October 6th, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Leroy Hurt, this class is free. But registration is required. Get the details.

 


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 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.
 


What makes Aldridge Gardens so special?

Hear our CEO, Tynette Lynch, talk about the many things that make Aldridge Gardens unique and how it helps build community in Hoover. 

 


Our Daylight Savings Time Hours of Operation

Our daily hours of operation are currently 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gardens members can enjoy the special benefits of walking their leashed dogs or fishing our lake between 4 and 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. To learn more about becoming a member of Aldridge Gardens, click here

 


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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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  • HOURS OF OPERATION

    Aldridge Gardens is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (However, we are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Day.) Our ROOTS gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 4 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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  • 2019 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. 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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