Aiken, SC's Treasured Gardens

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Enjoy our ribbon cutting of our 50th anniversary marker given by the Iselin Foundation.
Held Saturday, May 1st.

2021-2022 Officers of the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch

President, Anna Dangerfield

Vice-President, Mike Beckner

Treasurer, Darrell Rains

Corresponding Secretary, Gail Ebner

Recording Secretary, Lil Brannon

Board of Trustees 

Trustees 2022

Claudia Adams

Newkirk Barnes

Catherine Bedenbaugh

Jane Crayton Davis

Janet Harkins

Sue Hayes

Jane Hottensen

Jim Kabel

Ed Mann

Sarah Taylor

Peggy Thome

Sara Wood

Dan Zaloudek

Trustees  2023

Mike Beckner

Rob Cunningham

Anna Dangerfield

Gail Ebner

Cici Goodyear

Margaret Marion

Linda Knox McLean

Darrell Rains

Frank Thomas, Jr.

Holly Woltz

Trustees  2024

Kena Black

Lil Brannon

Michael Cowen

Tommie Culligan

Cam Glenn

Steve Kisner

John Oakland

Karen Poteat

Kelly Reynolds

Allen Riddick

Jane Anne Royal

Martha Wolf

This video of Hopelands Gardens & Rye Patch features our Storytime in the gardens.
Please listen as Mayor Rick Osbon describes what
Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch mean to Aiken.
Our City Manager Stuart Bedenbaugh explains the treasure that is Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch.
Hopelands Gardens has also been given global designation for the Aiken Citywide Arboretum as a Level I accredited arboretum.  To read more about this visit: