10 Glorious Photos of Spring in Aiken

The scenery in Aiken, SC is breathtaking in the spring. There's no better time to explore this beautiful city than while redbuds, pansies, yellow jessamine, wisteria, spirea, camellias are all in bloom.  Want to see for yourself? Here are some of our favorite shots from when Aiken comes alive each April and turns into picturesque bliss!

Photo Credit: Nancy Mosely

1) South Boundary, known as the “Avenue of Oaks” and named as one of the “prettiest streets for a stroll” by USA today makes for beautiful scenery during spring season.

Photo Credit: Shirley Radabaugh

2) The Morgan Fountain  located in the center of Laurens Street and Park Avenue intersection, is one of the most photographed landmarks in the city. ‘The Girl and Boy Under the Umbrella Statue’ was dedicated to Thomas Redman Morgan, mayor of Aiken from 1899-1900.

Photo Credit: Nancy Mosely

3) Only 16 miles from the Augusta National Golf Club (home of the Masters), Aiken’s golf courses bloom with azaleas, dogwoods and yellow jessamine. True fact: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Babe Didrikson all golfed Aiken’s Courses.

Photo Credit: Jacob Ellis

4) The Alley in Downtown Aiken is vibrant every spring with arts, festivals, and shopping.

5) Spring brings warmth to Aiken’s famous horse country where events, tours and sight-seeing are all available for visitors.

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6) Spring is also the perfect time for an Aiken horseback tour! With longer days, the sunrises and sunsets are easier to catch in the Aiken Horse Districts. Also, other  picturesque sunrise and sunspots include the hayfields off Montmorenci Road and The Vista Schooling & Event Center.

Photo Credit: b_steele

7) Spring awakens with William Aiken, Sr. the bronze statue that depicts the founder and president of the SC Canal and Railroad Company. Come take a seat by this Aiken classic and take a selfie with this Aiken friend!

Photo Credit: Mandy Woodhouse

8) Hitchcock Woods turn bright colors as unique blooms pop open! {image_11}

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9) Nowhere is spring more apparent than in Hopelands Gardens which turns a rainbow of colors in April and May!

Photo Credit: artistbehindthelens

10) If you can’t decide the best spot, the entire city feels like a garden with even the streets and parkways lined in flowers.

Parks and gardens filled with an abundance of flowers, green landscaping, aromas in the air, moderate temperatures and sunshine – Aiken is a true escape into seasonal beauty.