Nordic Walking Workshop - January 19th

This class will show you a great way to include upper body exercise and add balance assistance while walking. Sunday, January 19th, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Leroy Hurt, this class is free. But registration is required. Get the details.


Don't commit "Crape Murder" this year!

Join Rip Weaver, on Thursday, January 23rd, as he teaches us how to correctly prune crape myrtles and other shrubs and trees.  We will be doing "hands-on pruning" on sample "trees" inside so bring your own hand pruners, see a demonstration, and then try it for yourself. Learn more and register here.


Mad Hatter's Fairy Garden Tea Party - Feb. 18th!

Once again it is back by popular demand! Plant and decorate a small fairy garden. Eat finger sandwiches with tea and cookies. Don’t forget your hat! Read more and register.


Bird Watching Events for Aldridge Gardens Members

For the eigth 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 (beginning in March) and to register, click 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


Hours of Operation

Our daily hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Gardens members can enjoy the special benefits of walking their leashed dogs or fishing our lake between 3 and 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. To learn more about becoming a member of Aldridge Gardens, click here


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  • Artist Amy Grimes
  • On exhibit in December and January.

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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.) 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 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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