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Guide by Cell Technology in the Arboretum

Visitors to the Susan Jacobs Arboretum will notice something new as they make their way through the gardens. There are now placards at eight different planting areas that are designated as stops on the cell phone tour known as "Guide By Cell".

The placards have a phone number to call and a pin number, followed by the pound (#) sign. Once connected the listener will receive details about the particular garden at which they are standing.

The "voice of the garden" is Linda Cobb, a long-time supporter of the Susan Jacobs Arboretum and avid gardener known around Spartanburg for her support of multiple garden clubs as well as the University's annual Arbor Day celebration.

Maintenance at Arboretum


Arbor Day 2016

Tickets will be available beginning November 1.

For sponsorship information, please contact:
Bea Walters Smith 
(864) 503-5235

Thank you to our sponsors: 

QS1  Spartanburg
Oakland House

Lawrence E. Roël, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S

Southeastern Printing Logo

Parris Lawn Management Logo

Pacolet Milliken Logo Spartanburg Garden Club


Cathy Minch

Additional sponsors:
Linda Cobb Graphic

LandArt Design Group Logo
Spartanburg Garden Club Council Carolina Garden World Logo
Jane and Jim Bagwell
Spartanburg Men's Garden Club
Anne and Larry Flynn
Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve
SCC Horticultural Department
Jennifer and Rusty Washburn

USC Upstate Foundation

University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
phone: (864) 503-5209

Bea Walters Smith 
(864) 503-5235

USC Upstate Foundation is the 501(c)3 charitable organization of the University of South Carolina Upstate.