Aldridge Gardens, the former estate of Eddie and Kay Aldridge who owned Aldridge Garden Shop and Nurseries, is a beautiful 30-acre site showcasing hydrangeas and picturesque gardens.
Now open to the public, the property is located on the corner of Lorna Road and Rocky Ridge Ranch Road. For more information, visit the Aldridge Gardens website. Opened June 1, 2002, Aldridge Gardens is one of only very few botanical gardens that specialize in hydrangeas.
About the Aldridge Family
Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay owned and lived on the 30-acres for many years before they conveyed it to City of Hoover.
After decades of serving the community as the owner of Aldridge Nursery, Eddie Aldridge speaks to various groups about his favorite plant almost every week. Aldridge discovered and patented many different varieties of hydrangeas and he and his wife gave 30 acres of prime property in Hoover so visitors could enjoy the hydrangeas in native and nonnative varieties.
Aldridge, a noted nurseryman, had specialized in hydrangeas and he and his father Loren, for whom the Gardens are named, discovered the Snowflake and planted hundreds on the property.
It is now the trademark flower for Aldridge Gardens, a serene escape in the bustling and growing City of Hoover.
Other Plants & Features
A number of other types of plants, trees, and flowers can be seen at Aldridge Gardens year-round.
The first of several water features at Aldridge Gardens is Kay's the Woodland Stream that flows through the Shade Garden into the peaceful and placid five-acre lake.
Aldridge Gardens' is used for weddings, corporate meetings, and parties. For more information, call the Gardens at 205-682-8019.