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Arbor Day at USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

  • Arbor Day Celebration 800 University Way Spartanburg, SC 29303 USA (map)

2013 marks 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.

2013 Arbor Day Details:
Friday, December 6th
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom
Key note speaker: Dr. Allan Armitage 

Guest Speaker


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.


Tickets will go on sale November first. 

The University also is pre-selling four of Armitage’s books:

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

Later Event: January 7
MANTS: Baltimore, MD