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“Nice little "secret garden"”
Review of Aldridge Gardens

Aldridge Gardens
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Hoover
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice little "secret garden"”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

I have been to Aldridge gardens many times with my grandchildren. It is a nice little "secret garden" gem for a weekday picnic. We enjoy walking the paved sidewalk trail around the trees and flowering bushes. They also have a nice gravel trail that circles the lake. On uncrowded days, there are benches along the pathway to stop and enjoy the peace and tranquility, and listen to the birds sing. We also enjoy feeding the fish and turtles that swim around the boathouse. I have observed many photographers taking advantage of the beautiful natural setting as a backdrop for professional photos. It has always been well kept when we have been there. Even the bathrooms are usually clean and in good repair.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quiet Spot in the City”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

I walked around the grounds and part way around the lake. It was very quite and peaceful. No children running and screaming, not people in a hurry,,,everyone just walking along looking at the plants, enjoying being there. Took some very nice photos.

Visited April 2012
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La Jolla, California
Level 6 Contributor
325 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“A nice garden but not worth going out of the way for”
Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill in the area before our plane so decided to find this place and take a walk. Thanks to GPS we found it and it is a pleasant homestead but not a stunning garden. Yes, we were not in season for the flowers but, even so, there is not much to this place. It looks like a great place for the local stay at home moms to bring their toddlers but it really is not in the league of a tourist destination.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
“Loved the Bonzai trees!”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

I try to go here as often as I'm in the Birmingham area. Can't believe that this isn't better known and visited in the region.

Visited February 2012
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Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Walk This Side of Birmingham”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Aldridge Gardens opened years ago, but it took us a while to discover the pleasures of this jewel in the middle of Hoover. This is our absolutely favorite place in the area to walk and relax. The gardens themselves are beautiful, and the walk around the lake is a pleasant half-mile of nature, turtles, ducks, and tranquility.

Visited September 2012
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