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Arboretum Events

The Susan Jacobs Arboretum hosts several University and Community events during the year, including the School of Education's Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Student Life's Spring Fest, and the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours.





Spartanburg Boy Scout Troops #1 and 2 constructed two of the bridges in the Arboretum for their community project.


The Spartanburg Garden Council officers hosted their annual President's Tea.


Alumus Steve Harvey, class of '81, and his mother attended the dedication of the trees event on Arbor Day 2006. A tree is named in honor of Steve by his family in the Arboretum.

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Dr. Allan Armitage, Dr. Larry Roel, and Dr. Katie Hicks attended a dinner honoring Dr. Armitage's presentation at Arbor Day 2006

Arbor Day Speaker Allan Armitage

Dr. Allan Armitage presenting at Arbor Day 2013.


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.