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“Tranquil Place for a Picnic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hopelands Gardens

Hopelands Gardens
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Aiken
Certificate of Excellence
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Aiken, South Carolina
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tranquil Place for a Picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a nice quite place to go for a quick picnic. It looks like it was an old plantation home and there are gold fish ponds where the foundation was. Big beautiful trees and a nice pond with turtles.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Aiken, South Carolina
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“gorgeous gardens, and pertinent to Aiken's winter colony history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

My husband and I got married in these gardens, and they are so uniquely beautiful. They were given as a gift to the city of Aiken by the family of Hope Islein (sp?), who wintered here. The towering oaks shade the serene gardens and foster a feeling of peace and tranquility. It is such a special place, and it would be a shame to visit Aiken and miss it.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank AMF0385
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Carson City, Nevada
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful but hard to navigate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Those is a beautiful park in the middle of it all. Our family enjoyed strolling through on our visit to Aiken. The map (available at the entrances) is not to scale and is confusing and there are no signs within the gardens but the beauty far outweighs such details.

We enjoyed relaxing on the wooden swings, strolling the paths, walking the labyrinth and watching the turtles from the gazebo.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank CarsonValleyMom
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Hopelands Gardens are a great place to spend an hour or two. The scenery is beautiful and it is so peaceful.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank MaryAnn D
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A very pleasant park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife and I are in Aiken, from England, to visit our son and his family. Our son took us here for a walk around. Unfortunately we are not used to the South Carolina heat so could not enjoy the gardens as much as we wanted to and only saw a small part of them. Even on such a short visit we liked the variety of the landscaping and we did enjoy seeing the terrapins in the lake. On a cooler day we would have stayed longer and explored more of the gardens.

We did like the mature trees, although some had been trimmed following the winter's ice storm.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Chris H
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