Aldridge Gardens is the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay. The woodland 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 varieties of hydrangeas, camellias and other native Alabama plants are grown.
Visitors can also enjoy enviro-sculptures, outdoor exhibits, constantly-changing galleries, and permanent displays like the Ken Jackson collection of Frank Fleming bronze sculptures.
The site includes an event venue and gallery in the couple's former home, an education building, an outdoor pavilion, a five-acre lake and a half-mile walking trail. The Gardens also host plant sales, classes and seminars, bird walks, fishing days and more.
Admission to the Gardens is free. Aldridge Gardens is one of the gardens in the state to be featured on the Alabama Garden Trail.