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Aldridge Gardens

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Address: 3530 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216
Phone Number: 205.682.8019
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Great - free - urban gardens, featuring the signature Aldridge Snowflake Hydrangea, and other seasonal favorites like azaleas and camellias - many perennials, too. A nice place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great - free - urban gardens, featuring the signature Aldridge Snowflake Hydrangea, and other seasonal favorites like azaleas and camellias - many perennials, too. A nice place to take a walk on their paths, have a picnic, or just sit and enjoy the surroundings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice garden tucked away in busy Hoover. I prefer the botanical gardens in Birmingham, as it's much bigger and free. Aldridge Gardens is worth checking out, many photo ops.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very nice trails. One dirt trail loops around the lake (0.51 m.), other shorter paved trails are closer to the gift shop and meander in and out of the sculptures and flowers in the garden. The nice lady in the gift shop told us that we had just missed Mr. Aldridge (the man responsible for building the gardens and trails)... More 

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Millbrook, Alabama
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a lovely way to spend some time enjoying the outdoors. The grounds are lovely. The lake has numerous ducks, geese, fish, turtles and you can purchase small bags of feed for 25 cents, so the kiddos can feed them. Luckily we were there when the geese had their babies and were SO cute. It is open to the public... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stopped here during a weekend trip to Birmingham. Great nature escape nearby shopping and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Attended a wedding here but very impressed with the design and many little surprises throughout the gardens. Free to public, please leave a token of appreciation at departure.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place was a pleasant surprise. Stopped here with my husband & two boys (9 & 7). Basically we needed to waste some time before another event. We ended up really enjoying ourselves. We had sandwiches so we picnicked at a table. We hiked around. We bought fish & duck food at the gift shop & enjoyed feeding the animals.... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family and I have visited the gardens several times with the most recent visit being on Mother's day where we enjoyed a picnic. The gardens are free to the public but I do encourage those visiting to drop a donation in the box on your way out to help support these beautiful gardens. These gardens are not as large... More 

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Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful gardens to stroll through. Little Gift shop and a beautiful big lake. I really enjoyed walking through and taking photos. My husband had to stay in the car with our little dogs cause they weren't allowed on the grounds. Worth seeing.

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Columbus, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The entire complex is not that large, but far larger than you might expect to find in the suburbs. It's a great place to walk and well groomed, it's clear the staff takes great pride in their work.

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Additional Information about Aldridge Gardens

Address: Address: 3530 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216
Phone Number: 205.682.8019
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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