Saturday morning in Hopelands Gardens, with clear skies and warm temperatures, included visitors aplenty, as leaders of the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch gathered to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary. Dozens of park boosters were on hand to promote the various features and services associated with the Aiken landmark, and the occasion included a ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of a walkway funded by the Iselin Foundation, which is named in memory of Hope Gossard Iselin, the woman (1868-1970) whose estate once occupied the acreage now known as the park, a few yards from Whiskey Road. Iselin's legacy, as described by one project booster, was "for Hopelands to be maintained  as a peaceful, public garden for citizens and visitors.  "