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. The young garden showcases hydrangeas, including the Snowflake Hydrangea patented by Mr. Aldridge which is now the official flower of the City of Hoover.Other features include the Aldridges’ former home, an outdoor pavilion, a five-acre lake and a half-mile walking trail. Events include plant sales, "Art in the Gardens", seminars, "Hooks in the Gardens" and Arts Alfresco concerts. Field trips which follow the state curriculum are available for elementary-age children. The former Aldridge House, now called the Kay and Eddie Aldridge Art and Historical Museum, has become an art gallery displaying the works of the area’s most talented artists and is now home to the largest publicly-available collection of Frank Fleming bronze sculptures, 16 of which were recently donated by Gardens friend Ken Jackson. Admission to the Gardens is free. For more information call 682-8019 or visit www.aldridgegardens.com.
2011/03/30 - 2037/01/01
Additional time info:
Nov 1 – Mar 15: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar 16 – Apr 30: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
May 1 – Sep 14: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sep 15 – Oct 31: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm