Aldridge Botanical Gardens

Aldridge Botanical Gardens

Aldridge Botanical Gardens

Contact Address 3530 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL 35216
Phone (205) 682-8019
Hours of Operation Aldridge Gardens is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. the Gardens is open to members only.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day

About the Gardens
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, 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 outdoor pavilion, a six-acre lake and a half-mile walking trail. Aldridge Gardens is laden with many varieties of hydrangeas, camellias and other native Alabama plants.The Gardens also host plant sales, art exhibits and shows, classes and seminars, bird walks, fishing days, concerts and more.

About the Camellia Collection
Total number of camellia plants:   100 +
Number of distinct camellia cultivars or species: 65 +

Although best known for the magnificent hydrangeas, the gardens showcase 30 acres of shade gardens with many varieties of camellias and native plants and trees.