Altrusa Native Plant Garden

Dedicated in 2015, the Altrusa Native Plant Garden is nestled between the Bartram Trail and the lower pond near the John A. Nevison Amphitheater.

In the early 2000s, Altrusa of Spartanburg began selling Altrusa roses, a miniature rose developed in New Zealand and named in honor of the Altrusa organization. Altrusa roses were shipped across the U.S. over the course of 18 months. After a decade of searching for a project that would serve the Spartanburg community, club members voted to gift Hatcher Garden the Altrusa Native Plant Garden.

Altrusa International, a global non-profit organization of volunteers whose common goal is to improve the communities in which they live, provided Hatcher with 700 perennials and trees of 16 different varieties which were installed in 2014. The garden includes plants discovered and identified by William Bartram during the pre-revolutionary era.

What You’ll Find

  • Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum ‘Peve Minaret’)

  • Blue Wood Aster (Aster cordifolius)

  • Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

  • Eastern Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

  • Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine')

  • Franklin Tree (Franklinia alatamaha 'Ben's Best')

  • Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)

  • Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers')

  • Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners')

  • Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)

  • Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

  • Spiderwort (Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Red Grape')

  • Pitcher Plant (Sarracencia 'Dana's Delight')

  • White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

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