Event Series History Walk

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 […]

Event Series History Walk

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 […]

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 […]

Eco-Venture!

Kimberly Fickling from the USC Aiken RPSEC will guide children (ages K-4th grade) on an Eco-Venture! through Hopelands Gardens. Each child will be given a backpack that will have magnifying lenses, bug collection boxes, a ruler, binoculars, etc. Along the way, students will find some interesting items to put into a Ziploc bag. We will have microscopes for them to look at what they have collected at the end of the hike. Please meet in front of the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.

Event Series History Walk

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 […]

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 […]

Event Series History Walk

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 […]

Be Kind to Snakes

Be Kind to Snakes. Snakes are probably the most misunderstood species in the animal world. They have been cast as villains, evil creatures and myths surround them. After the talk, we’ll take a short walk in Hopelands to see if we can find a few reptiles that call the Gardens home. Please meet in the […]

Explore Monarch Butterflies

Explore the wonderful world of Monarch butterflies! Spend the morning with Holly DeVault from the Savannah River Ecology Lab Outreach Team to discover about the lifecycle and great annual migration that Monarch butterflies complete. This hands-on STEAM class is designed for children ages 8-11 years old. Please meet in the Guest Cottage located next to the Rye Patch stables.

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 […]