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Landscaping Services

The Arboretum  The Peace Park  The Rose Terrace  The Smith Waterfall

The Landscape Services Department, a 13-member division of Facilities Management, provides the following services on the Spartanburg, S.C.  campus of USC Upstate: landscape planning, design, construction and maintenance; design, planting and care of garden planting beds and gardens; management and enhancement of the Susan Jacobs Arboretum and the Rotary International Peace Park; planting of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals; maintenance of parking areas, sidewalks, streets, pathways; installation and maintenance of irrigation lines and landscape lighting; yard waste and recycling services; campus litter cleanup; and snow removal.

The University of South Carolina Upstate landscape profile includes:

  • 330 total acres
  • 200 total acres of greenspace
  • 130 different types of trees in the Susan Jacobs Arboretum
  • 140 different shrubs, with 60 percent of those planted in the Arboretum
  • 20,000+ square feet of planting beds, with 90 percent as shrub beds
  • 2.85 miles of streets plus an additional 1.07 miles with of street where we are responsible for landscape maintenance
  • 0.84 miles of paved sidewalks
  • 3,089 of parking spots
  • 6 soccer fields
  • 1 baseball stadium 
  • 1 softball stadium
  • 12-acre Susan Jacobs Arboretum  with 130 specimens of trees, a 300-seat ampitheatre, a meandering creek and 12 separate garden areas/plant collections
  • 6-acre USC Upstate Rotary International Peace Park, with pond, fountain, ampitheatre, two walking bridges, a waterfall/drainage area, 400 trees, benches, various gardens, walking paths, conifer collection, shrub roses and ornamental grasses.  


Contact Us
Phone: (864) 503-5500
Fax: (864) 503-5542

Facility Emergencies
During working hours:  
(864) 503-5500  
After working hours (University Police): (864) 503-7777

Housing Facilities:
(864) 503-5422

Mailing Address:
USC Upstate
800 University Way  
Spartanburg, SC  29303

Physical Address:
155 American Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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Fred Scott
Facilities Management  

Kent Orr, CEM
Operational Services

Bruce Suddeth
Building and Landscape Services

Pat Moss
Administrative Assistant