Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hopelands Gardens

One Sunday in January Donna and I headed to one of our favorite destinations, Hopelands Gardens in Aiken, SC. It is a 14-acre public garden filled with walking paths that meander amongst 100-year-old trees, all sorts of plants and flowers, and a good number of sculptures. It's really nice to visit at Christmas, when they fill the park with light displays. It'd be well worth paying an entrance fee, but there is none!

We walked in and out of their labyrinth. My pictures don't do it justice, but it's quite nice. Google Maps satellite view offers a good overhead view.

A few years back the city of Aiken had many artists decorate horse sculptures (Aiken is Thoroughbred country) that they then displayed around town. Hopelands now has a couple of them in their possession.

This little fellow seemed to be quite pleased that we came to visit his place.

He made sure to get his fair share of attention before we left. :-)


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