History Walk

Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC, United States

History Walk. Join Allen Riddick, Aiken’s own local historian, for a walk back in time to Aiken in the age of the Winter Colony (late 1800s). Learn about Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch, the historic properties, and the families (Rogerses and Iselins) who owned them. The walk is cancelled if inclement weather occurs. Please meet in front of the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. Online registration utilizing PRT online registration In-person registration is now available at the front desk of Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803. For more questions about registration, please email info@hopelandsgardens.com or call the Weeks Center at (803) 642-7631.

Native Amphibians

Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC, United States

Sean Poppy from the Savannah River Ecology Lab will present Native Amphibians. South Carolina is home to dozens of frog, toad and salamander species. See, in person, many of the native amphibians found in South Carolina. You’ll learn about their unique adaptations, calls and what you can do to help amphibians in the wild. After the talk, take a short walk in Hopelands to see if we can find a few that call the Gardens “home”. Please meet in the Guest Cottage located next to the Rye Patch stables. Online registration utilizing PRT online registration In-person registration is now available at the front desk of Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803. For more questions about registration, please email info@hopelandsgardens.com or call the Weeks Center at (803) 642-7631.  

History Walk

Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC, United States

History Walk. Join Allen Riddick, Aiken’s own local historian, for a walk back in time to Aiken in the age of the Winter Colony (late 1800s). Learn about Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch, the historic properties, and the families (Rogerses and Iselins) who owned them. The walk is cancelled if inclement weather occurs. Please meet in front of the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. Online registration utilizing PRT online registration In-person registration is now available at the front desk of Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803. For more questions about registration, please email info@hopelandsgardens.com or call the Weeks Center at (803) 642-7631.

Trees are our Friends

Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC, United States

Trees are our Friends. Walk through Hopelands Gardens with Aaron Campbell, City of Aiken Horticulturist and Arborist. View and learn about the extensive collection of trees, many planted by Hope Goddard Iselin in the early 1900s. Discover the importance of trees to our gardens and ourselves. Look for the Arboretum Trail! Please meet in front of the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. Online registration utilizing PRT online registration In-person registration is now available at the front desk of Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803. For more questions about registration, please email info@hopelandsgardens.com or call the Weeks Center at (803) 642-7631.

History Walk

Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC, United States

History Walk. Join Allen Riddick, Aiken’s own local historian, for a walk back in time to Aiken in the age of the Winter Colony (late 1800s). Learn about Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch, the historic properties, and the families (Rogerses and Iselins) who owned them. The walk is cancelled if inclement weather occurs. Please meet in front of the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. Online registration utilizing PRT online registration In-person registration is now available at the front desk of Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803. For more questions about registration, please email info@hopelandsgardens.com or call the Weeks Center at (803) 642-7631.

Join Michaela, Greenhouse Manager of Cold Creek Nursery, for a demonstration class. You’ll learn the art of crafting a beautiful holiday wreath using fresh, foraged greenery. She will guide you through the steps of selecting, arranging and securing the greens to create a natural holiday wreath. Please meet in the Guest Cottage located next to the Rye Patch stables. Online registration utilizing PRT online registration In-person registration is now available at the front desk of Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803.For more questions about registration, please email info@hopelandsgardens.com or call the Weeks Center at (803) 642-7631.

National Pet Day

Come out and walk with us around the pet with your leashed furry loved one. Aiken Dog Walks will lead a one-hour walk through the gardens. Speaker: Denise Parmentier- Aiken Dog Walks

Amphibian and Reptilian Encounters at Hopelands Gardens

Amphibian and Reptilian Encounters at Hopelands Gardens- Participants will be able to observe live animals up close and learn how they help to keep the gardens healthy. Speaker: Sean Poppy – Savannah River Ecology Lab