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Hopelands Gardens

Whiskey Road and Dupress Place, Aiken, SC 29802
(803) 642-7631
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Aiken
Type: Gardens
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Pennysylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took an afternoon stroll through these lovely gardens. The place is very peaceful and pleasing to look at. If you do decide to visit take a drive on the streets around the gardens that are lined with beautiful homes.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Gardens (which are on Dupree Pl., not "Dupress") are a nice interlude and do not pretend to be more than they are. Beautifully shaded and wooded (lots of live oaks, cypress and deodar cedars, among others), they have walking paths, the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, the Doll House, and a labyrinth--not the hedge kind, but a path on... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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... More

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Sorry to say, Hopelands Gardens lost a lot of huge trees and branches in our February ice storm. It's not as shady as it used to be, but it still has plenty of magnificent old trees just sure to impress. Walking paths wind around between and under the trees. Beautiful! There are ponds and waterways with turtles, ducks, and gigantic... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a beautiful place and I could go there everyday. I was disappointed that the museum was not open during the week.

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Washington
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429 reviews 429 reviews
172 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our group was on our way to Augusta for a day trip. Decided to stop here because the #1 ranking for Aiken. The garden sure earned it. What a beautiful setting!!! On a Monday morning, there were hardly anyone in the garden. We walked by many of the gardens, reflection pools, the stage, wildlife area, and the rose garden. Saw... More

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