Photos courtesy of Aldridge Gardens.
Aldridge Gardens camp
Campers enjoy learning about space at Astronauts at Aldridge.
Summer camps 2014
June 2-6: Astronauts at Aldridge, World of Make Believe: Wizards and Fairies
June 9-13: American Girls
June 16-20: Tales and Treasures, American Girls, Nature Sleuths
June 23-27: Critter Detectives, American Girls, Nature and Art
This year Aldridge Gardens has 10 exciting adventures to choose from. Camps will each be five days long, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Mid-morning snacks and juice will be provided. Cost for members at Harmony (family) level or above is $90 per week and is $115 per week for nonmembers and individual members.
Refunds will be issued only if the session is filled or canceled by Aldridge Gardens. Pre-registration is required. If you have questions, contact Audrey Ann Wilson at 682-8019 or email@example.com.
Hydrangeas Under The Stars
Cocktail reception, 6 p.m.
Dinner and live auction, 7:30-9 p.m.
This event is the season’s premier garden gala with Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey and Carolyn Ivey. Enjoy a special evening of great food, entertainment and live auction, all to benefit Aldridge Gardens.
Auction items include a voyage for two down the Amazon River, Plein Air painting of Aldridge House by Amy Peterson, original sculptures by Frank Fleming and Robert Taylor and much more.
Tickets can be purchased online, at Aldridge Gardens, or at the Iberia Bank branch located at 2765 John Hawkins Parkway. For more information on Hydrangeas Under the Stars or to become a sponsor, contact Tynette Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205.682.8019, ext. 7.
12th annual Art in the Gardens
June 21-22, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Some of the best artists in the country live right here in Alabama. This is your chance to stroll through the gardens and see the works of some of the best artists in the country and to also shop. More than 50 artisans will compete for category and best of show awards in this juried open-air show that only features Alabama artists. There will be painting, mixed media, jewelry, woodworking and more.
Since Aldridge Gardens opened in 2002, it has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. The young 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 features include an event venue and gallery, an outdoor pavilion, a six-acre lake and a half-mile walking trail. The Gardens also host plant sales, art exhibits and shows, classes and seminars, bird walks, fishing days, concerts and more.
For more, visit aldridgegardens.com