Homecoming 2019

We regularly have weddings and specialty events here at the Gardens. So we ask that photography sessions, including Homecoming groups, be scheduled and approved in advance. We will do our best to accommodate as many groups as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. 

Sincerely ~ The Aldridge Gardens Staff (info@aldridgegardens.com)


Bonsai Society Members' Workshop - October 19th

Our next Bonsai Society Members' Workshop is October 19th. Learn more about this free, three-hour, in-depth class


Learn About and Hunt Spiders with Us!

Want to be able to tell the difference between dangerous and non-dangerous spiders? Come and hear Dr. Drew Hataway tell us all about these fascinating creatures and then hunt for them in the Gardens with a flashlight. Our Creepy Crawly Spiders of Alabama class will be on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 p.m. This is not a scary event. Learn more about it.


Veterans Memorial Arbor Rededication - November 4th

We will hold a ceremony to rededicate our Veterans Memorial Arbor at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4th. Learn more about it. 


Let's Talk Tequila! - November 5th

Have a couple of drinks with us as we learn about Tequila from craft bartender and writer, Clair McLafferty. Get the details


Learn to Zentangle! - November 12th

Learn to create beautiful images one stroke at a time with instructor Debbie Dumais. Get more details about this class


Members-Only Guided Bird Watch - November 16th!

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


Nordic Walking Workshop - December 8th

This class will show you a great way to include upper body exercise and add balance assistance while walking. Sunday, December 8th, 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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  • Artist Dan McDaniel
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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 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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  • 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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