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Aldridge Gardens

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Public Gardens, Fishing, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails, Lake, Gardens, School Trip, Educational, Volunteer/Charity, Green
3530 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL
URL: Aldridge Gardens  Phone: 205-682-8019

Activity Overview

Aldridge Gardens is a nature attraction located in Hoover, Alabama, which is approximately 10 miles south of Birmingham. This beautiful 30-acre woodland garden is home to dozens of fascinating plant species, a lake, and a walking trail you can use to explore the entire site. It is especially known for its impressive collections of hydrangeas and camellias. It's a great place to spend the day surrounded by nature and enjoy the great outdoors.

Things to Do

  • Go on a tour of the gardens! You can choose between a self-guided tour and a guided tour with a group.
  • Take your child for a walk along the Fairy Trail, a secluded lake path where you can search for fairies.
  • Check out the thriving wildlife that lives in the Frog Pond!
  • Stop to admire all of the beautiful art displayed throughout the gardens, including sculptures and outdoor exhibits.

Aldridge Gardens Insider Tips

  • Bring along some food and have a family picnic in the sunshine in their picnic area.
  • Don't forget to bring along a pair of binoculars - the gardens are home to over 80 different bird species that you can view from their bird watching platform.
  • Learn more about nature by taking part in children's education program events at the gardens.
  • If you live in the area, consider sending your child to summer camp at the gardens! Themes include art, science, scavenger hunts, and American Girls.

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