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Hopelands Gardens

Whiskey Road and Dupress Place, Aiken, SC 29802
+1 803-642-7631
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Christmas Lights...Aiken does it right!

We attended the Gardens on 12/10. Although the weather was chilly to say the least, the whole... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Lovely Gardens

We spent a lovely afternoon strolling through the gardens and admiring the handiwork of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crumpler, North Carolina
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Whiskey Road and Dupress Place, Aiken, SC 29802
+1 803-642-7631
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Reviewed yesterday

We attended the Gardens on 12/10. Although the weather was chilly to say the least, the whole experience was delightful. The light displays occur on the weekend for those of you who are not familiar with the procedure. Shuttles are provided from Citizens Park. Handicap...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely afternoon strolling through the gardens and admiring the handiwork of the gardeners. This was the highlight of our trip. Aiken is a charming town with beautiful tree-lined streets. There is no admission to this gorgeous garden. It should be beautiful at...More

Thank treerockjan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hopelands has been a favorite of mine since I was a child as it has been for my kids who are now teenagers and still enjoy going. Take a meal and have a picnic. Take a camera and make some memories. Take a walk and...More

Thank GorillasGal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hopeland Gardens is an Aiken treasure right in the middle of town. Not to be missed! During Christmas season the lights display is a great family experience

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hopeland Gardens is the most peaceful place to be. The trees, the flowers and the koi fish ponds are a beautiful sight of nature

Thank LindaSL
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Exhibits are closed on Sundays - our only day to visit. The Aiken Racing Hall of Fame was interesting on the outside as well as Rye Patch that butts up to Hopeland Gardens. The Garden paths, fountains, ponds, etc. are all very soothing. Lovely setting...More

Thank Gazie N
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I am from Aiken, but had forgotten how incredible Hopelands Gardens is. What a gem; we could have spent a whole day there.

Thank liveoak33
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This free attraction is well worth the time, a horticulturist's dream come true. The grounds are peaceful and inviting. Beautiful ponds, brick pathways, and clean, fresh air contribute to the idyllic surroundings. The horse racing Hall of Fame is free and quite interesting. Highly recommended...More

Thank jimdK9002UK
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have gone to Hopeland Gardens a couple of times for their holiday light display. It's a nice places to take friends and family. The weather is usually mild and we loved walking through the gardens.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The gardens are primarily grassy areas, trees, large ponds and plantings such as azaleas. There are beautiful, picturesque oak trees which are lovely to photograph. This was an old estate that was left to the City of Aiken with the condition the house be removed...More

Thank patcal4
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michelle c
31 January 2017|
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9 October 2016|
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Response from armstrong_6969 | Reviewed this property |
Open from 10am to 7pm Dogs are allowed throughout the park; they must be leashed and under their owner's control at all times.
18 May 2016|
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Response from MG29851 | Reviewed this property |
There is a sign at the entrance that says you must pay to take professional pictures. There is info there about how to schedule photo shoots.