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Aldridge Gardens

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Address: 3530 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216-5902
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+1 205-682-8019
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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This is one of the most quiet and peaceful places in the middle of a busy suburb. The lake adds to the beauty. The gardens are known for hydrangeas, but many other flowers can be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Timothy W
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most quiet and peaceful places in the middle of a busy suburb. The lake adds to the beauty. The gardens are known for hydrangeas, but many other flowers can be seen. This is always a place we try to visit when in the area.

Thank Timothy W
Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

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.

Thank Alecia R
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went for the Indian festival. This was my first visit and it was absolutely gorgeous. I must go back and spend more time there. I have lived a couple miles from here for 6 years and this was my first visit. Everyone should check it out.

Thank Anthony P
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

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 days. It's a gem hidden in Hoover.

Thank Stephan H
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

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!

Thank Tina H
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

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 bustle less than a few miles away... Family friendly!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mc Calla, Alabama
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238 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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).

Thank Fiery2015
Birmingham, AL
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I attended a field trip with my son's 2nd grade class to Aldridge Gardens. I had no idea this place was so scenic and available for the public to view. The gardens were beautiful, and the staff was helpful. The kids got great demonstrations on which types of soil are better for growing plants and also got to make compost... More 

Thank pennymotley
Hoover, Alabama
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Aldridge Gardens is a lovely place to relax with a book by the lake, stroll through a meandering path bordered by Snowflake Hydranges (and other varieties), pause by the babbling brook as it makes its way to the lake, or do a power walk around the perimeter. The house and pavilion are lovely venues for receptions and parties. Inside the... More 

Thank 22Linda2015
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The layout is very pretty with a trail around the pond providing a nice view. There is very little incline so an easy walk and not very long. Lots of spots to just sit and enjoy the peac and quiet. A lovely escape.

Thank DrPezz

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