Aldridge Botanical Gardens

Home > Visitors > Hoover Attractions > Aldridge Gardens Aldridge Gardens Aldridge Gardens, the former estate of Eddie and Kay Aldridge who owned Aldridge Garden Shop and Nurseries, is a beautiful 30-acre site showcasing hydrangeas and picturesque gardens. Now open to the public, the property is located on the corner of Lorna Road and Rocky Ridge Ranch Road. For more information, visit the Aldridge Gardens website. Opened June 1, 2002, Aldridge Gardens is one of only very few botanical gardens that specialize in hydrangeas. About the Aldridge Family Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay owned and lived on the 30-acres for many years before they conveyed it to City of Hoover. After decades of serving the community as the owner of Aldridge Nursery, Eddie Aldridge speaks to various groups about his favorite plant almost every week. Aldridge discovered and patented many different varieties of hydrangeas and he and his wife gave 30 acres of prime property in Hoover so visitors could enjoy the hydrangeas in native and nonnative varieties. Snowflake Hydrangeas Aldridge, a noted nurseryman, had specialized in hydrangeas and he and his father Loren, for whom the Gardens are named, discovered the Snowflake and planted hundreds on the property. It is now the trademark flower for Aldridge Gardens, a serene escape in the bustling and growing City of Hoover. Other Plants & Features A number of other types of plants, trees, and flowers can be seen at Aldridge Gardens year-round. The first of several water features at Aldridge Gardens is Kay’s the Woodland Stream that flows through the Shade Garden into the peaceful and placid five-acre lake. Aldridge Gardens’ is used for weddings, corporate meetings, and parties. For more information, call the Gardens at 205-682-8019. Annual memberships and tours are available. order+=’ModuleContentn’aldridge botanical gardens 1Home > Visitors > Hoover Attractions > Aldridge Gardens Aldridge Gardens Aldridge Gardens, the former estate of Eddie and Kay Aldridge who owned Aldridge Garden Shop and Nurseries, is a beautiful 30-acre site showcasing hydrangeas and picturesque gardens. Now open to the public, the property is located on the corner of Lorna Road and Rocky Ridge Ranch Road. For more information, visit the Aldridge Gardens website. Opened June 1, 2002, Aldridge Gardens is one of only very few botanical gardens that specialize in hydrangeas. About the Aldridge Family Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay owned and lived on the 30-acres for many years before they conveyed it to City of Hoover. After decades of serving the community as the owner of Aldridge Nursery, Eddie Aldridge speaks to various groups about his favorite plant almost every week. Aldridge discovered and patented many different varieties of hydrangeas and he and his wife gave 30 acres of prime property in Hoover so visitors could enjoy the hydrangeas in native and nonnative varieties. Snowflake Hydrangeas Aldridge, a noted nurseryman, had specialized in hydrangeas and he and his father Loren, for whom the Gardens are named, discovered the Snowflake and planted hundreds on the property. It is now the trademark flower for Aldridge Gardens, a serene escape in the bustling and growing City of Hoover. Other Plants & Features A number of other types of plants, trees, and flowers can be seen at Aldridge Gardens year-round. The first of several water features at Aldridge Gardens is Kay’s the Woodland Stream that flows through the Shade Garden into the peaceful and placid five-acre lake. Aldridge Gardens’ is used for weddings, corporate meetings, and parties. For more information, call the Gardens at 205-682-8019. Annual memberships and tours are available.aldridge botanical gardens 2Aldridge Gardens Aldridge Gardens, the former estate of Eddie and Kay Aldridge who owned Aldridge Garden Shop and Nurseries, is a beautiful 30-acre site showcasing hydrangeas and picturesque gardens. Now open to the public, the property is located on the corner of Lorna Road and Rocky Ridge Ranch Road. For more information, visit the Aldridge Gardens website. Opened June 1, 2002, Aldridge Gardens is one of only very few botanical gardens that specialize in hydrangeas. About the Aldridge Family Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay owned and lived on the 30-acres for many years before they conveyed it to City of Hoover. After decades of serving the community as the owner of Aldridge Nursery, Eddie Aldridge speaks to various groups about his favorite plant almost every week. Aldridge discovered and patented many different varieties of hydrangeas and he and his wife gave 30 acres of prime property in Hoover so visitors could enjoy the hydrangeas in native and nonnative varieties. Snowflake Hydrangeas Aldridge, a noted nurseryman, had specialized in hydrangeas and he and his father Loren, for whom the Gardens are named, discovered the Snowflake and planted hundreds on the property. It is now the trademark flower for Aldridge Gardens, a serene escape in the bustling and growing City of Hoover. Other Plants & Features A number of other types of plants, trees, and flowers can be seen at Aldridge Gardens year-round. The first of several water features at Aldridge Gardens is Kay’s the Woodland Stream that flows through the Shade Garden into the peaceful and placid five-acre lake. Aldridge Gardens’ is used for weddings, corporate meetings, and parties. For more information, call the Gardens at 205-682-8019. Annual memberships and tours are available.aldridge botanical gardens 3Local nurseryman Eddie Aldridge purchased the property from the Coxe family in 1977 as a residence. Aldridge, who along with his father, Loren L. Aldridge, found and patented Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’, a double-flowering form of Oakleaf Hydrangea. In 1997 the gardens were conveyed to the City of Hoover and formally dedicated to the public. The site is now managed by a non-profit organization. A new master plan was approved in 1997 to guide the future development of the gardens.aldridge botanical gardens 4Do you love nature and the outdoors? Use Apartments.com to find apartments for rent near Aldridge Botanical Gardens. Click to view any of these 642 available rental units near Aldridge Botanical Gardens to see photos, reviews, floor plans and verified information about schools, neighborhoods, unit availability and more. Get outdoors and let Apartments.com help you find your next rental.aldridge botanical gardens 5“Great place to relax and enjoy nature” I have been visiting Aldridge Gardens for years. Love Love Love it! Great place to take a walk, enjoy nature and some of the beautiful scenery. Highly recommend visiting here. Reviewed 4 weeks ago Alecia R, Birmingham, AlabamaFiery2015 Mc Calla, Alabama Level Contributor 220 reviews 61 attraction reviews 54 helpful votes “Grat place to spend an afternoon!” Reviewed July 30, 2016 My husband and I recently visited the gardens for an afternoon picnic and getaway. The gardens are lovely and we enjoyed just sitting and watching the geese and ducks. Don't forget to visit the garden shop because they have unique gardening gifts. This is a great place to spend a few hours walking through the gardens (and it is free). Helpful? Thank Fiery2015 Reportaldridge botanical gardens 7The gardens contain extensive hydrangea plantings, as well as a five acre (20,234 m²) lake with walking trails. Public lectures and educational activities are scheduled throughout the year.

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