OPEN - Daily during Daylight Hours
ADMISSION - FREE!
WHERE - 820 John B. White Blvd., Spartanburg, SC
(See City Map and Directions)
See a Map of the Garden
See some highlights of the seasons.
Come enjoy a stroll through the garden and relax in the beauty of nature. Hatcher Garden provides the perfect backdrop for a picnic and is a great place to "unwind."
GROUP TOURS - Led by one of our Hatcher Garden Volunteer Guides, group tours (especially school tours) are available upon request. Self-guided tours are always fun, with plenty of useful information posted along the trail and plants discreetly labeled.
PHOTOGRAPHY - Amateur photography is always welcome. Hatcher Garden is a wonderful location for photographs. There is a fee when the garden is used by Professional Photography services. Please see the guidelines. Thank you.
BEING FIT - Hatcher Garden is a great place to get exercise while you enjoy the beauty of the garden. Tonya Ray, Wellness Coordinator at Summit Hills, developed a program that will keep you fit in the garden. Download the pdf or check in the pavilion or the office for the program flyer.
PETS - Please keep your pets at home when you visit Hatcher Garden. This allows our wildlife (and other human visitors) to relax and enjoy their time in our garden. Some of our visitors come to Hatcher Garden to seek out quiet places especially in the Garden of Hope & Healing. Your understanding is appreciated.
ADMISSION - Free to the public. Donations help keep Hatcher Garden green and growing strong. A donation box is provided at the entrance to the garden. Donations are also accepted online. Thank you for your financial support.
Once you fall in love with Hatcher Garden (which won't take long), you may wish to consider becoming a Heart of Hatcher (as we call our volunteers) and/or becoming a member of Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve.
For more information, contact the Hatcher Garden Office at (864) 574-7724
While most plants have gone dormant for winter there are
Garden of Hope & Healing
near the Observation Deck
near the duck pond
Witch Hazel 'Jelena'
Nothing says Spring like daffodils and there are plenty scattered throughout the garden. Spring finds all plants breaking forth with color and rapid growth, especially in the Josephine Hatcher Woodland Garden. Ephermerals like Jack-in-the-Pulpits, Trout Lilies, Trilliums and May Apple
below the upper pond
The summer brings the fullness of flowering to the garden. Hostas can be found at the garden entrance and the Robert Lawrence Odom Hosta Friendship Garden where hundreds of varieties of hosta have been planted. Butterflies are attracted to the
Robert Lawrence Odom
Hosta Friendship Garden
Monarch on Butterfly Bush
Lower Pond along
Thomas W Bartram Trail
With the arrival of autumn, nature brings out one final show of color in the changing foliage as well as the plants. Check out the Water Wise Demonstration Garden where drought tolerant plants are grown without the aid of additional watering.
Swallowtail on Agastache
Perennial Gardens and
Water Wise Garden
Water Wise Garden and
Autumn Joy Sedum
NOTICE: While on the grounds at Hatcher Garden, you are under your own cognizance. Please be aware that you are in a natural setting and there are factors beyond our control. We cannot be responsible for falling limbs, acts of God, behavior of wild animals, etc. For your safety and the safety of our aquatic life, stay out of the water, streams and off the rocks. Please do not disturb the wildlife. Thank you for your responsible behavior.