Welcome to the Gardens
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.
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.
Our walking trail was recently modified from 90% accessible, as defined by the US Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines, to 100% accessible -- thanks to funding by the Holle Family Foundation Grant along with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The new section of the trail, a crushed stone walkway, was installed by Paving Stone of Alabama to bypass a steep grade. However, the original steep part of the trail was not removed. This way, people who want a more strenuous walk can still use the old section. We are excited that this trail modification will allow more people to access and enjoy our grounds here at Aldridge Gardens.
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.