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Welcome to the Gardens



We currently open the gates daily at 8 a.m. and close them at 5 p.m. We hope that the beauty and walking trails of Aldridge Gardens will provide many with a peaceful and relaxing experience. Please be respectful of others.

Since Aldridge Gardens opened in 2002, the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. Our garden showcases hydrangeas, including the Snowflake Hydrangea, which was patented by Mr. Aldridge and is now the official flower of the City of Hoover.

The Gardens host plant sales, art exhibits and shows, classes and seminars, bird walks, fishing days and more. Other features include an event venue and gallery in the couple's former home, an education building, an outdoor pavilion, a five-acre lake and a half-mile walking trail.

Field trips that follow the state curriculum are available for elementary-age children.

Admission to the Gardens is free.

For more information call 205.682.8019.

Download a self-guided tour map of Aldridge Gardens.
It is a PDF file that you can view on a mobile device or print at home and bring with you. Click the link below to get the file.