Arbor Day 2013

Arbor Day

ArborDay_20132013 marked the tenth anniversary of the University of South Carolina Upstate's Arbor Day Celebration, which is held annually on South Carolina Arbor Day, the first Friday in December.

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Guest Speaker


Allen Armitage

Dr. Allan Armitage 

World-renowned garden writer, speaker and researcher, Dr. Allan Armitage set to present to participants during the 10th Annual Arbor Day Celebration. 

Armitage is an emeritus professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia, where he taught, conducted research and developed and maintained The UGA Trial Gardens, one of the finest trial gardens in the country.

Armitage has served as an adviser for the Garden Book Club of America and as a consultant for Scholastic Books’ Magic School Bus series. Since retiring from UGA, he spends his time writing, consulting, speaking, teaching online classes and developing a gardening App.

Armitage has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards to include: Alex Laurie Award for outstanding research in horticulture, The Golden Trowel Award from the Garden Writers of America, The Medal of Honor given by the Garden Club of America, and the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award for lifelong achievements in horticulture.  His books include: 

  • “Legends in the Garden”
  • “Vines and Climbers”
  • “Native Plants”
  • “Garden Perennials”

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Arbor Day 2013

Thank you to our sponsors: 

QS1  Spartanburg
BBT  Roebuck
Linda Cobb 
Spartanburg Garden ClubEastside Westside Eye Center
Oakland House

Additional sponsors:
Spartanburg Men's Garden Club
Pacolet Milliken
Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve
The Oops! Company
SCC Horticultural Department
Wild Birds Unlimited
Gunter's Gardens
Southeastern Printing
Glen Boggs Architect

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.