Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch: The Friends’ Story

This book tells a story about Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch and how these properties came to be a public garden in the heart of the City of Aiken. The properties owned by Hope Goddard Iselin and Dorothy Knox Goodyear Rogers that were acquired by the City of Aiken provide an image of how private citizens work with City officials to maintain and develop a large 24-acre park for the benefit of the public.