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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:

  • 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
  • 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
Bruce Suddeth

Director of Building and Landscape Services

Robert Easler
Superintendent of Grounds

Benjamin Williams
Building/Grounds Spec

USC Upstate
Landscape Services
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5000

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