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Welcome to the Gardens

Hydrangeas at Entrance

We currently open the gates daily at 8 a.m. and close them at 7 p.m. Please remember to observe appropriate social distancing with everyone at the Gardens. We hope that the beauty and walking trails of Aldridge Gardens will provide many with a peaceful and relaxing destination during this time. We hope that everyone will stay healthy and well.

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.

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. The Gardens also host plant sales, art exhibits and shows, classes and seminars, bird walks, fishing days and more.

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.