About the SCC Arboretum

Have you discovered one of the best kept secrets in Spartanburg - The SCC Arboretum? SCC Giles Campus (I-85 and New Cut Road) in Spartanburg is one of five recognized arboretums in our county. The SCC Arboretum's mission is to provide an ongoing display of unique gardens, trees and plants, and horticulture environment that is used for educating former, current and future horticulture students as well as the regional horticulture industry and community members to the diversity of hardy plants for our Piedmont region and southeast.

Horticulture Gardens
Asian Garden
Cabeanna Gardena
George & Sissy Stone International Peace Garden
Sally Barre James Plant Zoo
Xeric Garden

Bi-Annual Plant Sale

Fall and Spring Plant Sales - view calendar - These are held each Spring and Fall. You won t want to miss this wonderful annual event at the SCC Giles campus Horticulture Greenhouses (see campus maps).

Fall Plant Sale

October 1-2, 2021 | 8am-1:30pm
Horticulture Greenhouses 
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Arboretum Mapping Signage on SCC Giles Campus

Spartanburg Community College Foundation (SCCF) is excited to announce that the project to map and label all ornamental horticulture specimen at the Spartanburg Community College (SCC) Arboretum is completed. The project utilizes PlantsMap to create an accessible, online map of the College’s arboretum, and enable future plantings to replace the $500,000 in ornamental horticulture destroyed by a tornado on October 23, 2017.

This project was made possible by a $5,000 grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust. In addition to these funds, local sources provided a $5,000 match bringing the total project funding to $10,000.

SCC’s Giles campus is the most diverse arboretum in the Upstate. The SCC Horticulture Department has worked for years to install a variety of gardens and provide students with opportunities to design and create horticultural spaces. Horticulture classes are held onsite and students develop, plant, and maintain the gardens as part of the curriculum. Through this process, students graduate skilled in ornamental horticulture practices.

Arboretum Events

SCC hosts several events throughout the year celebrating, sharing and fundraising for the Arboretum as well as the School of Horticulture and its programs. Visit our dedicated web page for up-to-date Arboretum events.

SCC Arboretum Graphic



snapshot of arboretum map