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 These vibrant orange tulips are on a northwest slope facing the Health Education Complex and the Susan Jacobs Arboretum.  

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:
314 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
120,000+ square feet of planting beds, with 90 percent as shrub beds
2.85 miles of streets that we do total maintenance and another 1.07 miles we do the landscape maintenance on
10.84 miles of paved sidewalks
3,089 of parking spots
6 soccer fields
1 baseball stadium and 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.


Featured Installations

  • Arboretum in Summer psd tile 
  • Rotary Peace Park tile psd 
  • The Chris Garden psd tile 
  • Rose Terrace Tile psd 
  • Waterfall tile psd 


USC Upstate is a Tree Campus USA, designated by the Arbor Day Foundation.
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USC Upstate Landscape Services maintains memberships in and professional affiliations with South Carolina Landscape & Turfgrass Association and the national Sports Turf Managers Association and the South Carolina Chapter.

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Contact Us
USC Upstate
Landscape Services
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5000
E-mail: Bruce Suddeth
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