The Aiken Garden Show:

May 17 and 18, 2019

Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Gardens open daily 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aiken County Historical Museum – Banksia
433 Newberry Street SW., Aiken, SC

Nine beautiful and private gardens await your visit to The Aiken Garden Show in Historical Aiken, South Carolina on May 17th and 18th, 2019. You can hop on the tour bus at the Aiken County Historical Museum and discover a contrast of gardens showcasing colorful arrays of flowers and creativity of design. The nine gardens are well-kept secrets around Aiken ranging from whimsical to formal, small to large. Stretch out your two days with the Juried Rose Show, sponsored by The Rose Society, on Friday at 1:00 pm through Saturday at 4:00 pm. Brie Arthur, author, horticulturist and speaker, will share with us how to make the world a better place, one garden at a time. Ms. Arthur will speak Friday at 9:00 am at the Historical Aiken Museum and will be in a garden signing her book Foodscape Revolution on Friday following the lecture. Betty Montgomery, author of Hydrangeas: How to Grow, Cultivate and Enjoy will speak Saturday at 9:00 am at the Museum and will be in one of the gardens on Saturday for book signings, as well as to answer your questions about hydrangeas.

Select “Speakers” for the speaker’s biographies. A variety of vendors will entice you with their abundance of garden wares, plant sales and yard art. Vendors will be open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm on Friday and 8:30 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Want to know which vendors will be attending? Select “Vendors” to plan your visit. Additionally, you will find the Blue Bird Society, Camellia Society, Rose Society, and Orchid Society represented within some of the gardens with Master Gardeners on hand to answer your questions.

Advance ticket sales are $25.00 and $30.00 on the tour days. Lunch catered by Newberry Hall will be available at the Museum for eat-in or take-out for $10.00. For ticket sales, contact Joyce Anderson at or call 803-646-5127. For additional details concerning the exciting Aiken Garden Show, select the above titles at the top of this page.

Plan to stay a weekend in Aiken. Further information about happenings in Aiken may be obtained at The Aiken Garden Show is sponsored by the Aiken Garden Club Council to benefit the Historical Dollhouse, located in Hopelands Gardens, Aiken. (For the price of the ticket, visit each of the nine gardens only once each over the two days show. Enjoy the speakers, Rose Show, vendors and lunch, Historical Aiken County Museum and Historical Aiken, and Hopelands Gardens each day). The Aiken Garden Show, a beautiful Southern tradition.

Proceeds from the Aiken Garden Club Council will help fund garden related projects for local non-profits as well as helping maintain the historic Doll House in Hopelands Gardens, one of Aiken's garden gems. To learn more about the Doll House, please click here.