Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hopeland Gardens

Winter at the Hopeland Gardens of Aiken, SC is spectacular.
It is full of one of my favorite southern things, great big oaks!
They are covered with a whimsical fern that loves its branches.
Their unruliness is marvelous.

The trees are like something out of a fairy tale.

The turtles are well respected here with their very own dock.
 Camelias bloom in winter.
Lots of winter berries too.
This is probably some sort of trained camelia at the doll house here (they do a lot for the kiddos at this place too).
This site will be so alive when spring comes!
I hope you enjoyed this southern gem. 

We were here around Christmas time and it gets lit up at night for a more magical experience!

Open daily and free of charge.

Hopeland Gardens
135 Dupree Pl
Aiken, SC 29801

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val


  1. Open daily and free of charge -- what a treasure!

  2. This is a very beautiful park to visit. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. Do you know, I also love to dream how could be the inside such a mansion. :D

  3. Looks like a great placel to visit - love all the photos showing those magnificant tree beings!

  4. Oh Val, what a lovely place. I loved all of your photographs, the camellia is a gorgeous colour and love the red berries.
    I agree, the trees do look like something out of a fairy tale.
    Definitely a place I would visit if I lived near by!

    All the best Jan

  5. Lugar lindo,
    Os carvalhos são maravilhosos.

  6. Truly gorgeous Val!! Those trees are magical! Big Hugs!

  7. Beautiful flowers are one the most beautiful creations of nature
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  8. Great post dear! Have a wonderful day!


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val