We attended a wedding and reception at Hopelands. The gardens and outdoor areas were very well manicured and clean. The reception hall decor was beautifully done and the entire public area as well as the kitchen area was very clean. Very enjoyable experience.
This is a very nice park and a great way to relax. It's a nice place to spend time. There are many varieties of diff plants and trees. A place to return to!
Hopeland. Gardens is a fun place to visit anytime of the year. Walk in on a long path with the beautiful trees surrounding you. Paths are easy to follow, rest in a gazebo, take bread to feed the ducks. Take pictures of the large trees.
Since moving to Aiken 11 years ago I have found Hopelands Gardens to be a MUST SEE . It is an incredible plot of land dedicated to the historical Aiken area. incredible trees and properties preserved for Aiken. Racehorse Hall of Fame on the Property. If you are visiting Aiken, you must see Hopelands Gardens!
Recently strolled in Hopelands Gardens. What a peaceful, serene location, located within beautiful Aiken. Graceful live oaks, seasonal flowers, restored out buildings, and a recently restored gazebo near the ponds! Absolutely beautiful! Summer concerts, the Aiken Thoroughbred Hall of Fame, done miss Hopelands Gardens while in Aiken!!
We stopped in here to walk around and it was a very pleasant visit. The gardens, while not opulent, are well laid out and a good place for a stroll or just to sit for awhile. Parking was easy when we were there on a Sunday morning.
Wonderful opportunity to wander through the gardens. Not too much blooming in October, but it was still pleasant. Its also an easy walk for those of us who can be unsteady on our feet. Make sure to visit the horse racing museum on the grounds.
Although I've been to Hopeland Gardens many times, it seems there's always something new! Besides the Summer Concerts, there's the Thoroughbred Museum; Carriage Museum; beautiful gardens; a 'maze' that's great for kids and adults, alike; history; children's programs; etc!