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Aldridge Gardens, Hoover
(4.6/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Among the walking trail and six-acre lake, visitors find beauty, tranquility and nature and art in balance.

Founded by nurseryman Eddie Aldridge, the Gardens feature many varieties of hydrangeas, camellias and other native Alabama plants. The signature flower is the Snowflake Hydrangea patented by Eddie Aldridge and brought to national prominence.

With many beautiful locations to choose from, Aldridge Gardens is an ideal venue for outdoor weddings and other private events.

Through all seasons, the Gardens offers classes, concerts, art shows and exhibits, children's camps and other special events.
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TripAdvisor
  • Their is a nice trail here with plenty of walking room. It's great to have a spot like this in such an urban area. We did get the membership that does allow us to fish and bring our dogs on certain da...  more »
  • My daughter got married here in July several years back. There is a beautiful pond and shaded walk ways through the wooded area with flowers. Loved it! 
  • Wonderful spot for a walk in nature. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the turtles play. We spent time sitting by the gorgeous lake and watching the swans and ducks. A bit of heaven amid the hustle and bust...  more »
Google
  • Behind the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Hoover, Al is this little hidden gem of a secret garden. A former resident of Birmingham, I had never heard of Aldridge. To my delight, I visited after an aunt urged me to "give it a chance" for my wedding venue. I was completely against an outdoor wedding-with the unpredictable weather of the south, my allergies, and BUGS-none of these made Aldridge appealing to me. We planned a visit in the dead of winter and it was then that I fell in love...I was in awe of the trees, even minus leaves they gave off this sort of rustic charm that I was trying to capture for our wedding day. The path from the entrance leads you to the splendor of this beautiful lake. I stood there for a moment and took in this breathtaking view. I felt like I didn't deserve to host a wedding at such a nice location. The moment that I sat down with the Events Director, Amanda Baker, I knew no matter what we HAD to be here. Amanda has such a warm and engaging spirit, my fiancé and I felt an instant connection with her and knew that she would do everything in her power to make our day a success. We had our wedding lakeside and our reception under the pavilion. The weather the day of our ceremony was TERRIBLE! I never once worried that the beauty of our day would suffer because moving the ceremony inside the home on the property never felt like a bad thing, it was just as beautiful. Luckily, the clouds split and we were able to have a lovely, breezy June wedding surrounded by our closest friends and family and beautiful hydrangeas. We visited a few other venues in the area. No one else could offer Amanda.I feel like this is an Amanda review not an Aldridge one but a place is only as nice as the people that work for it. I could go on and on about this venue and about the staff who gave me the best possible version of one of the best days of my life. We have made a forever friend and found a forever place to bring our family in the future. Aldridge is the perfect backdrop, it can literally be whatever you want it to be. THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE!
  • What a beautiful spot. Had the great pleasure of attending a wedding here recently -- perfect. Flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers, lake, geese, songbirds, landscaping,, trees, walking trails, great facilities and a spot on wedding venue. It was beautiful.
  • This place is beautiful. It's a hidden gem you should visit!
  • Fantastic park. Hidden in plain sight. (A fee is charged for bringing in a camera; however, no charges for taking pictures with a cell phone. It affords so many interesting photo opportunities that the fee is well worth it.)
  • Beautiful place for walking! 🌷😍 Kudos to the people who take care of this place. They certainly like to add their touch with unique plants around the pond with their respective names written.